There are actually more than five overrated players in the NFL. So coming up with just five isn’t very difficult. How these players even get the attention they get is beyond me. But it usually has to do with either where they were drafted in the NFL draft or which team they play on.
With that said, the Landry Hat presents to you the five most overrated players in the NFL in no particular order of overrated-ness:
1. Vince Young: 9 touchdowns. 17 interceptions. Yeah, I am not making this crap up. Why folks are all goo-goo over this near-retard is beyond me. Also known as the player who scored one of the lowest totals on the easy-as-addition Wonderlik test, Young is just a doofus. He gets attention because he can run out of the pocket, which is his biggest threat to opposing teams. You make him pass, though, and he looks like a third grader trying to play varsity. So overrated.
2. Reggie Bush: Originally, I thought the kid had potential, especially after watching him play Dallas in 2006. And maybe it is the way the Saints coaches are using him, but Reggie Bush is a bunk player so far. He only get 3.7 yards per carry last year with less than 600 yards in an offense that lost a much better runner, Deuce McAllister. He was such a talked about Heisman winner, but in his second year, he provided very little boost to a team that disappointed a lot of people. I wonder if he’ll ever be just a back-up pitch out kind of runner.
3. Jason Campbell: I am not saying this just because I cannot stand the Washington Redskins. But this team would be so much better off if the coaches stopped thinking that Campbell is in fact the future of this offense. He’s absolutely horrible in the red zone. And when does it count most for a quarterback? In the red zone! Now, sure, chalk it up to his age and maturity. However, when you do that, I will also just point out that this kid blowed in college too. I watch Auburn, and I watched him. They didn’t have a passing game. They had a defense and a running game. So, maybe Campbell could just be the type of QB who hands the ball off a lot, especially in the red zone.
4. Roy Williams: Yep. Our Roy Williams. Hey, I am not afraid to say it: he did not deserve to make it to the Pro Bowl last year. Even he admitted that he hated it when opposing quarterbacks threw his way. Pitiful, man. Just pitiful. Williams could certainly turn his career around, and there is a lot of talk that he just may do that this season. But right now, the kid has been overrated for the past 3 seasons. How’s that for being a Homer?
5. Marcus Trufant: I don’t care about his 7 interceptions this past season. This guy got burned deep as much as Roy Williams did. He is an overrated coverage corner. He’s not even close to the talent so many hyped him out to be this year. In his two seasons prior to 2007, he had just one interception in those two years and a ton of big play flops.