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Top 15 Most Overrated Players of 2014

The world of the NFL is filled with chest thumping, ego-driven, overly confident, and sometimes even cocky players. The battle over who is the best at any given position rages on each and every season. Just look at this past offseason as proof – Patrick Peterson, Richard Sherman, Darrelle Revis, and other cornerbacks traded barbs through the media as well as social media outlets, debating with one another over who was the best corner in the league. And of course, they all believe that they are.

But is one season or even two, enough to justify a claim to being the best? As we all know very well, a good season is enough to get you paid. The landscape of the NFL is filled with players who parlayed a particularly good season – or just from being able to take advantage of being in the right situation at the right time – into a tremendous payday. A certain receiver in who landed in New York this offseason comes to mind.

But does a big payday equate to being the best at something? Sure, some people think so. But more often than not, we see players who land these big money deals based on a season of success, unable to sustain that high level of play that won them the fat contract to begin with. It seems that very few are able to maintain that high level of play, that greatness, over multiple seasons.

So who are the real money players? And who are just the pretenders? With this list, we will show you 15 players who are vastly overrated and whose teams horribly overpaid for them...

15 Josh McCown

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14 Chris Johnson

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13 Lamarr Houston

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12 Nick Foles

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11 Rob Gronkowski

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10 Philip Rivers

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9 Darrelle Revis

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8 Jay Cutler

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7 Robert Griffin III

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6 Johnny Manziel

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5 Richard Sherman

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4 Eric Decker

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3 Dez Bryant

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2 Dwayne Bowe

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Coming out of LSU in 2007, the expectations for Dwayne Bowe were through the roof. So much so that the Chiefs used the 23rd overall pick in the draft on him. To say that he's failed to live up to expectations would be quite an understatement. Yet inexplicably, Kansas City saw fit to give him a 5-year, $56 million dollar deal.

1 Tony Romo

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Sorry, Cowboys fans – if you weren't expecting Romo to wind up on this list, you were just fooling yourselves. Given all of the hype and hoopla around him, the fat contract the Cowboys gave him, and all of the breathless proclamations of his elite QB status, you would think that he would have won something. The trouble is that Romo hasn't won anything, as his 1-3 career postseason record can attest to. He's led the Cowboys to three consecutive 8-8 seasons, and has missed the playoffs four years in a row. He puts up some great statistics in the regular season, but can't win when it matters the most. Romo is arguably, the single most overrated player in the NFL today.

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