The Real Definition Of Over-Rated

Steely Devil HabContributor IMarch 24, 2010

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 28:  Quarterback of the Oakland Raider JaMarcus Russell looks on during the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors NBA game at Oracle Arena on December 28, 2009 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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There have been a few posts recently concerning QB's who are considered "over-rated".

Let's use another term to replace the over-rated/under-rated discussion; one which is supremely important in all of our lives and one which we can relate to;


Which teams get bang for their buck at the QB position?

Patriots (and Brady - 3 rings); pretty good value

Steelers (and Big Ben - 2 rings); again seems a good deal

Colts (and Peyton - 1 ring/1 other bowl); not too shabby

Giants and Saints seem OK. Even Chicago seems to be happy with Cutler.


How about Oakland?

Is $10 million/year good value for Jamarcus Russell? Are they getting good value for their quarterback dollar? They sure are paying 'top money' at that position?


By this benchmark - you would have to say that Russell is the most over-rated (or under achieving) QB in the league.