Most Overrated Offensive Players In The NFL
Overrated Offensive Players In The NFL
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Here are some of the most overrated offensive players heading into the NFL season.
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Ray Rice, RB, Baltimore Ravens – At the young age of 27 years old, Ray Rice still has time to turn things around on the field, but he was absolutely terrible last year to the point I doubt that’s even possible. With 214 rushing attempts, Rice managed just 660 yards and four touchdowns, totals that were his lowest since his rookie season. Rice also dealt with hip injuries last year that could become a nagging issue for him and the Baltimore Ravens. Rice hasn’t been able to show his breakaway speed for quite some time, and he’s starting to look a lot older than he actually is, which is why Baltimore has started to stockpile on a few running backs. It’ll be interesting to see what Rice can do after serving his two-game suspension.
Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans - Arian Foster will be 28 years old by the time this season begins, which means he’s only a couple of years away from running into the age wall that running backs hit. The problem is that Foster already has a serious problem staying healthy and only played in eight games last season. While Foster has averaged more than four yards per carry in all five of his seasons, he’s slowing down drastically and is becoming less and lesser of a factor in the passing game. Last season, Foster scored just one touchdown on 121 rushing attempts, which isn’t going to get the job done. Yes, Foster is still one of the big name backs in the league, but the Texans can get similar production from just about anybody and someone who comes much cheaper.
Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants – Even with a couple of Super Bowl rings, Eli Manning is extremely overrated. Manning has completed less than 60 percent of his passes for two straight seasons and has thrown 20 or more interceptions three times in his career. With 229 career passing touchdowns, Manning has thrown 171 interceptions, which doesn’t make for a great ratio. Manning is simply a turnover machine and has been able to survive much of his career due to a solid Giants defense. Hall of Fame? Heck no. Manning is an average quarterback who is making more and more mistakes as his career drags along.
Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons – Roddy White simply couldn’t stay healthy last season if his life depended on it and was on the field much of the time just to be a decoy. White finished the season with 711 receiving yards and three touchdowns. The touchdown number is what I focus on the most, as White has just two seasons in his career with double-digit touchdown receptions. That’s quite mindboggling considering White is mentioned like he’s one of the top receivers in the game. And White just got a contract extension at the age of 32? Yikes. Shoot, Jordy Nelson is averaging 10 touchdown catches his last three years. White is a solid receiver, but he’s not even the best receiver on his own team.
Reggie Bush, RB, Detroit Lions – Reggie Bush has topped 1,000 rushing yards in two of his last three seasons, but his speed is slowing down quite a bit and he’s becoming a lot more injury prone. Bush also scored just four touchdowns last season on 223 carries and fumbled the ball five times. Those numbers aren’t exactly great for a running back many still think is one of the most explosive players in the game. It was impossible for Bush to fulfill expectations coming out of college but as his career starts to come to an end, he’s becoming more and more overrated.