Most disliked players in the NFL

Forbes released their "Most Disliked NFL Players" list. Do you agree with them?

10/21/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

Forbes has released their list of the "Most Disliked Players in the NFL" for 2013. While there are a few familiar names, there are also a few head-scratchers.

As with most Forbes sports articles, you can tell that there was some serious input from people who really aren't sports fans, and/or know absolutely nothing about the current culture of the NFL.

The list is mainly people who are in the news an awful lot, rather than truly the most unlikeable players in the NFL. Here's their list:

Oct 6, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) on the bench in the second half against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports1. Michael Vick
2. Manti Te'o
3. Ndamukong Suh
4. Ben Roethlisberger
5. Mark Sanchez
6. Jay Cutler
7. Tony Romo
8. Tom Brady
9. Carson Palmer
10. Reggie Bush

Vick is no surprise. He has made a lot of progress and done some good things since his arrest for dog fighting, but there are a lot of people who will (understandably) associate him with that forever. That's fair, I suppose.

Not too far behind is Manti Te'o, who has barely even played in the NFL. His 'Catfish' scenario in college garnered him national recognition in his senior year at Notre Dame, so despite the fact that his NFL career has been non-descript so far, he's still battling negative perceptions.

As for the rest of the list, we can see that much like the rest of the news coverage around the league, it's extremely QB-heavy. 7 of the 10 players on the list are quarterbacks, and they range from one of the all-time greats (Brady) to some epic draft busts (Sanchez, Palmer) to overachieving undrafted free agents (Romo) and guys who are somewhere in between (Cutler, Roethlisberger).

I have a feeling that if you asked football fans only, we'd see names like Brandon Meriweather and Richard Sherman on the list. Between their constant dirty play (Meriweather) and loud mouths (Sherman), there's a lot of animosity built up there.

Who would you vote for as YOUR most disliked players in the NFL?
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10/21/13   |   kantwistaye   |   4215 respect

Pretty stunned Suh is #3. Wouldn't have guessed casual fans would hate him.

10/21/13   |   billywa   |   658 respect

While mentioning Vick's transgressions, lets not forget Roethlisberger is likely on the list for his narrow escape from rape charges a few years back. Cutler belongs on there for still sporting his 8yo brother's hair cut and his overall douchebagedness IMO...

10/21/13   |   Jess   |   34887 respect

I'm betting Tom Brady shows up on both the "most disliked" and "most liked" player lists. People are funny.

10/21/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61975 respect

Are sanchez and palmer the only ones on this list because they suck? That seems right, america.

10/21/13   |   marcus_nyce   |   27348 respect

Brady stands out. That's just hater envy. It's ridiculous.

10/21/13   |   JenX63   |   32809 respect

Dan_B wrote:
Brandon Meriweather is quickly making a name for himself.

Yes, but the CoC won't let me repeat here  angry

10/21/13   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Brandon Meriweather is quickly making a name for himself.