8 Most Overrated New York Jets in Franchise History

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8 Most Overrated New York Jets in Franchise History

One sure way to start some controversy is to label someone "overrated."

It's a hard categorization to quantify as there are no specific stats that can measure being overrated. Players can put up huge numbers but still be called overrated for a variety of reasons.  

You can take the best players and coaches in any sport and there is someone waiting to call them overrated.  

People like Derek Jeter, Phil Jackson, LeBron James and Dan Marino are all immortal sports figures, but just as sure as they are first-ballot Hall of Famers, there are heated arguments that they are overrated.

For the sake of this argument, some ground rules must be set to keep things under control. The main criteria used here was that a player must have had some kind of success with the Jets.

There's no question that the New York Jets "brain trust" overrated Vernon Gholston before they drafted him, but he doesn't make this list because you can't find a soul on the planet who will argue that he ever had any kind of production in the first place. The same goes for Kyle Brady, Blair Thomas and any other draft bust.

The basic concept is that these players can be remembered for doing something positive during their Jets' tenure, but weren't or aren't as good as people remember. Also, any player who had good production, but had a shorter peak than fans remember was also considered.

With that being said, here is a list of the eight most overrated players in Jets history. If you see your favorite player on this list, feel free to let me have it in the comments section. 

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