Forbes Magazine recently partnered with Nielsen and compiled a list of the Most and Least Liked Players in the NFL, and according to their survey, wide receiver Santonio Holmes and quarterback Mark Sanchez are among some of the most disliked players in the league.
The survey aimed to find out which NFL players resonated with fans as appealing, and which did not. According to Forbes, players’ appeal numbers are based on the percentage of those whose response was to “like” the player or “like him a lot.”
Holmes earned a 28% appeal rating and quarterback Mark Sanchez earned a 31% appeal rating.
Steelers safety Troy Polumalu was voted the most liked, while Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was voted the least liked.
Sports Illustrated also conducted a study polling 180 NFL players on the most overrated players in the league. Tim Tebow was voted most the overrated, coming in at 34 percent. Starting quarterback Mark Sanchez was tied for second with Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo at 8 percent.
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick received 4 percent of the vote and Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis received 3 percent.
The exact same survey was conducted last season, and Tebow also came in first, with 22 percent of the vote.
So, it’s a really good day to be a New York Jets, guys. Congrats. You are well liked and your peers feel you are worth the hype.