Forbes Magazine’s Ten Most Disliked NFL Players – 2013

Michael Vick Will Probably Make Forbes' List of Most Disliked NFL Players Until He Retires, Thanks to His Participation in Dog Fighting

Michael Vick Will Probably Make Forbes’ List of Most Disliked NFL Players Until He Retires, Thanks to His Participation in Dog Fighting

Forbes Magazine‘s now famous (or infamous) disliked lists have struck again. This time, it’s specifically the NFL‘s turn.

These are the 10 most disliked NFL players, headed yet again by quarterback Michael Vick. He’s hated not so much by fans any more. It’s the non-fans and the dog fighting. According to Forbes,

“Those who identify as big NFL fans like him, but much of the wider audience still knows him as the dog-fighting guy.”

Click on any of the 10 players below for Forbes’ blurb on the reasons each are so disliked along with an accompanying photo.

Rookie Manti Te’o has rocketed straight to the No. 2 slot, followed by the usual thugs Ndamukong Suh and Ben Roethlisberger.

Quarterbacks, in general, are the most disliked – seven of the 10 below. Much of that is good old-fashioned fan passion. If you’re not a New England Patriots‘ fan, you probably don’t like Tom Brady much. Same for the Dallas Cowboys and Tony Romo.

As for Mark Sanchez, Jay Cutler and Carson Palmer, there’s a little more to it.

And running back Reggie Bush? What’s he doing here? Ghosts from his college (USC) past – the Heisman “scandal.” Bush gave back the trophy he won in 2005 after “allegations that Bush’s family received hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts” during his time at school.

  PLAYER PERCENT DISLIKE TEAM POS.
1. Michael Vick 53% Philadelphia Eagles QB
2. Manti Te’o 48% San Diego Chargers LB
3. Ndamukong Suh 43% Detroit Lions DT
4. Ben Roethlisberger 40% Pittsburgh Steelers QB
5. Mark Sanchez 40% New York Jets QB
6. Jay Cutler 33% Chicago Bears QB
7. Tony Romo 32% Dallas Cowboys QB
8. Tom Brady 25% New England Patriots QB
9. Carson Palmer 24% Arizona Cardinals QB
10. Reggie Bush 22% Detroit Lions RB

How Forbes and E-Poll Market Research came up with these percentages, here.

Photo: Matt Slocum/AP/File via csmonitor.com

Posted on October 22, 2013, in NFL Football and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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