Come on: You just knew a quarterback was making this list.
I considered Buffalo's EJ Manuel, but let's be honest, the Bills aren't expected to be good whether he plays or not, so I don't think his expectations are unfair.
But, the expectations for Geno Smith, selected by the Jets with the 39th overall pick? Yeah. Those expectations are already a little out of control.
Having grown up in New York City and residing there now, I'm friends with a great number of Jets fans. All of them seem convinced that Smith is the answer, the player who can lead them back to the postseason.
The problem, of course, is that the Jets have almost zero talent on the offensive side of the ball.
I like Chris Ivory and Mike Goodson at running back, but can they succeed behind a below-average offensive line?
As for the receivers, Santonio Holmes is coming off injury, and Stephen Hill has hands of stone, which can be construed as a negative when your primary job is to catch the ball.
Tight end Dustin Keller is now a Dolphin, and the Jets didn't use any of their draft picks to improve their talent at the skill positions.
I know reports have come out that Mark Sanchez might stay on the Jets roster, and that general manager John Idzik stated that all five quarterbacks will contend for the starting job (Smith, Sanchez, David Garrard, Greg McElroy and Matt Simms), but I don't buy it.
Sanchez should be a goner. I believe the Jets will take the hit and cut him. He doesn't deserve to compete for the job.
The likely scenario is that Garrard starts at the beginning of the season, with Smith taking over once Garrard either gets hurt, plays in an ineffective manner or the cries for Smith become so loud that the Jets have no choice but to turn to him.
And when they do, the weight of a tortured franchise will rest on the shoulders of Smith, a rookie quarterback with almost zero help around him.
Good luck, kid. That's the epitome of being saddled with unfair expectations.