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Tim Tebow and the NFL's 5 Most Overhyped Players

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Tim Tebow and the NFL's 5 Most Overhyped Players
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For Bronco fans, Tebow Time has finally arrived. Things are so desperate in Denver that the former Florida quarterback has been named the starter.

Once thought to be third on the depth chart with no shot at seeing time, Tim Tebow has skyrocketed past Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn after a failed comeback bid against San Diego to command the 1-4 Broncos. 

With expectations a mile high and no discernible throwing skills, Tebow will either sink quickly or miraculously swim as the No. 1. The hype is so thick in Denver that fans have mistaken Tebow for a cross between John Elway and the Holy Trinity.

With the real possibility of Tebow failing to live up to the hype, thus making such talk "overhype" retroactively, let's take a look at four other players who have shared a similar fate.

We'll confine our observations to current NFL players to spare Ryan Leaf more humiliation.

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