And the NFL’s most overrated player is … Tim Tebow?


Tim Tebow has been looking up at the rest of the league this season. (Charles Krupa / AP)

In a Sports Illustrated survey, NFL players were asked to name the league’s most overrated player and the winner and one of the runners-up just happen to be teammates.

With 34 percent of the 180 votes, New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow finished first, even though he has participated in only 55 of his team’s snaps.

The runner-up? A tie between the Jets’ starting quarterback, Mark Sanchez, and the Dallas Cowboys’ Tony Romo, both of whom had eight percent. 

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was fourth, with four percent of votes, and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who is out with a torn triceps, had three percent.

H/T Andy Gray @SI_Vault

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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