The Most Useless Poll Is So Overrated

The Most Useless Poll Is So Overrated

Welcome back to the Pregame Flyover, the only NFL column that comes with its own sniffing salts. 

Before we get to this week’s slate of games – and tell you which games will Probably be worth watching, which games will be of Doubtful worth, which games will be of Questionable worth, and which game will be of no worth – let’s talk about the stupidity of “most overrated” polls.

Rex Ryan, Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez are not overrated

According to the dictionary, overrated means (wait for it) “rated too highly.” Now I don’t know about you, but I haven’t encountered a single NFL observer this season who gives respectable ratings to Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. In fact, most people think that Sanchez rates higher than Ryan Leaf and lower than every starter currently plying their trade in the NFL. And yet according to a player poll in Sports Illustrated, Sanchez is the second-most overrated player in the NFL, behind his teammate, Tim Tebow. 

Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow: When will people stop bringing them up in MVP discussions, right?

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