Top 20 Most Hated Players in the NFL

The NFL is full of players that many fans, and even other players in the league, love to hate. Whether it is due to their success or the multitude of things that some of them have done to tarnish their image or the image of the league, the list of the most disliked players often does not include many surprises.

Some of the most successful players, like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, are hated outside of Denver and New England for their winning ways. Other players like Brandon Meriweather and Ndamukong Suh have drawn their fair share of penalties and criticism from the public for the way they play game. On the other hand, some of the most hated NFL players are those who can't seem to understand the good fortune they have, choosing to create multiple atrocities off the field of play.

In all cases, having a strong dislike for particular players is nothing new. The following 20 players all have various reasons to be hated by many NFL fans. There might be some missing names, but there are many compelling reasons that these 20 particular players are on this list.

Just to be clear, we don't hate these players, but are compiling a list based on popular opinion from fans across the world.

20 Peyton Manning (QB) / Denver Broncos

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19 Matt Schaub (QB) / Oakland Raiders

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18 Richard Sherman (CB) / Seattle Seahawks

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17 Tom Brady (QB) / New England Patriots

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16 Jay Cutler (QB) / Chicago Bears

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15 Rob Gronkowski (TE) / New England Patriots

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14 Jonathan Martin (T) / San Francisco 49ers

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13 Manti Te'o (LB) / San Diego Chargers

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12 Riley Cooper (WR) / Philadelphia Eagles

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11 Ben Roethlisberger (QB) / Pittsburgh Steelers

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10 Josh Gordon (WR) / Cleveland Browns

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9 Johnny Manziel (QB) / Cleveland Browns

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8 Mark Sanchez (QB) / Philadelphia Eagles

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7 Brandon Meriweather (S) / Washington Redskins

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6 Michael Vick (QB) / New York Jets

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5 Richie Incognito (G) / Free Agent

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4 Tony Romo (QB) / Dallas Cowboys

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3 Adrian Peterson (RB) / Minnesota Vikings

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2 Ray Rice (RB) / Baltimore Ravens

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1 Ndamukong Suh (DT) / Detroit Lions

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Ndamukong Suh is recognized as one of the NFL's dirtiest players and has the fines from the NFL front office to back it up. In his short career, Suh has been fined over $200,000 for all the unsporting plays he has made. From stomping on opposing players to diving at their knees, Suh has done it all, making him one of the most despised players on the field. Players feel like they have to keep an eye on him and fans never know when the next penalty flag or fine will arise. After such an illustrious career at Nebraska, it is hard for many NFL fans to understand why Suh has to resort to such criminal play. He is one of the dirtiest players of all-time, who is hated throughout the league.

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