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Tim Tebow overhyped: Players

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The players have spoken, and the verdict is that Tim Tebow is the most overrated player in the NFL. And it wasn't even close.

Sports Illustrated surveyed 180 players around the league and found that 34% of them believe the Jets backup quarterback is the most overrated. That's 26 percentage points ahead of the next closest players.

"There's no question that they got that one right," said Stephen A. Smith on ESPN's "First Take." Smith said he believes players resent the attention paid to a quarterback viewed as limited.

Second on the list: Jets starter Mark Sanchez. He and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo each received 8% of the vote.

In response to the poll, Jets coach Rex Ryan told ESPN he's glad Sanchez and Tebow are his quarterbacks.

"I don't know how to comment on that," he said. "I just know I'm happy they're on my football team - on our football team."

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