Tim Tebow Didn’t Make The List Of Most-Liked NFL Players
Forbes has released a list of the NFL's most and least-liked players, and there are five things that stick out to me:
1. Tim Tebow isn't well-liked. The Jets backup didn't even crack the top 10. This, despite being ranked by ESPN as the most popular athlete in all of sports in a poll conducted in January. We're guessing ESPN is the one who miscalculated Tebow's popularity, but that's just a guess.
2. Cam Newton isn't on either list, which is surprising. He seems like a prime candidate to be one of those "some people love him, some people hate him" guys. He's likable because he's talented and charismatic, not likable because of this little sulking phase he's going through right now. Curious he's not on either list.
4. Everybody loves Charles Woodson. Tied for 2nd this year, 5th last year. Seems like a cool guy, but that's still a pleasantly high Q rating for a corner. It helps to play for the Packers (just ask Donald Driver).
5. RGIII and Andrew Luck didn't make it, but they'll dominate this list starting next year. Brandon Weeden won't, though, because he's already old as balls.
Here's the Forbes list, as transcribed by Eye on Football.
1. Troy Polamalu (63 percent appeal rating)
T-2. Drew Brees (62 percent)
T-2. Charles Woodson (62 percent)
4. Peyton Manning (59 percent)
T-5. Aaron Rodgers (58 percent)
T-5. Rob Gronkowski (58 percent)
T-7. Donald Driver (57 percent)
T-7. Robert Griffin III (57 percent)
T-7. Brian Urlacher (57 percent)
10. Matthew Stafford (56 percent)
1. Ndamukong Suh (19 percent appeal rating)
2. Jay Cutler (21 percent)
3. Michael Vick (23 percent)
4. Randy Moss (24 percent)
5. Matt Leinart (26 percent)
T-6. Kyle Orton (27 percent)
T-6. Tony Romo (27 percent)
8. Santonio Holmes (28 percent)
T-10. Mark Sanchez (31 percent)
T-10. Brady Quinn (31 percent)
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