No term strikes more anger into the hearts of fans than this term.
Many people perceive it to be a slight against a player, which indeed it is. Unfortunately, people seem to believe that labeling a player as overrated means that they are not good at all. Rather, the term overrated simply means that a player is not as good as perceived or advertised.
For instance, 10 of the players listed as “overrated” in this article still manage to crack my own personal “Top 100 Players in the NFL” list. They are not “bad” players when perceived to be good, so please do keep that in mind.
Conversely, fans fall in love with the term “underrated." They feel as if it sings the praises of the unsung heroes on their team that people don’t seem to notice unless they are a fan of that team. People love to hear how good a player on their team is from someone who otherwise might not know about said player. Eleven of the players listed as “underrated” in this article manage to crack my own personal “Top 100 Players in the NFL” list.
With that said, calling someone overrated is bound to incite the fury of fans of that respective player's team. As such, I am expecting backlash from this article but as always, I am fully prepared to back up my stance.
And now onto the list…