Jets' Dynamic Duo of Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow Voted Most Overrated in SI Poll

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterOctober 25, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 08:  (L-R) Tim Tebow #15 and Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets talk during warm ups against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium on October 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
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The Jets may be struggling, and may even be in the middle of a quarterback controversy, but at least their two star QBs were at the top of a recent Sports Illustrated poll. 

Too bad it was for most overrated player in the league. 

Tim Tebow won by a huge margin with Mark Sanchez coming in second, giving the Jets the most overrated quarterback tandem in football. 

Hold the slow clap until the end, please. 

Sports Illustrated's Andy Gray released this picture via his Twitter feed, the results of 180 NFL players being asked who the most overrated player in the league is. 

You can also view a full rundown of the list via the official Sports Illustrated slideshow

I don't think this poll does justice when it lists the athletes as overrated when it should be some other term like "over-hyped," because most NFL fans know what you get with Tebow's arm or Sanchez's ability. 

The fact that 180 NFL players sounded off means they were tired of these two knuckleheads getting all the media love when the team is 3-4, while Tebow has passed three times for all of 32 yards on the year and Sanchez has seven interceptions, four fumbles and a 74.6 QB rating. 

Yet, ESPN will still cover their exploits, and SI will have their names in a poll and we will write about them here. 

Not because we rate them so highly, but because we can't get enough of how brutal it is to watch them try this wonderful game called football. 

In fact, the only good these two have done this season is provide shade for Tony Romo and Michael Vick, who are next on the list. 

The Jets took a chance, trading for a quarterback in Tebow who was more pop-culture deity than proven NFL quarterback. 

They certainly got what they paid for, as the season continues to spiral in ridiculous ways. 


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