Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Top 5 Most Overrated Players in the NFL

 Is there a reason the cover of Madden is a Browns running back that averages 65 yards a game?

One of my favorite pastimes is giving credit to those who deserve it and discrediting those who don't. In today's article, we get to focus on those who don't. We're now entering our sixth week of the NFL season, and I think I've got a pretty good idea on which players are performing well and which players are just selling jerseys.

The Top 5 Most Overrated Players in the NFL

5. Joe Flacco - QB - Ravens

The Ravens are winning games...but is it really because of Joe? He's the second-worst quarterback as far as completion percentage goes, and he's turned the ball over as many times as he's thrown for touchdowns this season.

4. Josh Freeman - QB - Buccaneers

In the preseason, all we heard were talks of the resurgence of this Tampa Bay offense, and instead we get twice as many interceptions as touchdowns. If it weren't for that running game, the Bucs might be in the same position as the Colts - last.

3. Peyton Hillis - RB - Browns

You can call it the Madden Curse, but I never had faith in Peyton to begin with. He's missed a game because he was "sick", and in his other three games he's average a measly 3.6 yards a carry with two touchdowns and a fumble.

2. Tony Romo - QB - Dallas

One week he's a top five quarterback, the next he's no better than Jon Kitna. He's thrown for seven touchdowns, but also five interceptions - two of which were returned for touchdowns and eventually lost the Cowboys a game.

1. Reggie Bush - RB - Dolphins

He's the worst running back as far as yards per carry goes (3.0), he averages just 29.8 yards a game, and he has still yet to score a touchdown on the ground, and he's already lost his starting job to Daniel Thomas. He may have won the Heisman a few years ago (which was revoked) but because this was probably his last chance to make a name for himself, Reggie Bush will never reach the stardom that appeared to be inevitable when he left USC.

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