Giants QB Eli Manning was voted the most overrated quarterback in the NFL by players in a quarterbacks poll.
Reporters received 155 player polls on different categories involving quarterbacks in the NFL. Manning won the most overrated category by receiving 14 percent of votes. As noted in the ESPN article, Manning has ranked No. 30 in QBR since he has turned 31. The Giants are also 31-39 in that span.
Underneath Manning was Colts QB Andrew Luck (11 percent) followed by Ravens QB Joe Flacco (10 percent).
As for the other categories, Panthers QB Cam Newton is the biggest trash-talking quarterback in the league while 40-year-old Tom Brady is predicted to win the most Super Bowls in the next 10 years.
Texans QB Deshaun Watson was voted the rookie to have the most success in his NFL career by a wide margin of 61 percent.
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There's no shot Eli is the most overrated quarterback in the league. Yes, his play has diminished since his Super Bowl victories. But age affects everyone not named Tom Brady, so Manning shouldn't be atop of these rankings.
Instead, Andrew Luck should be taking the crown. The 28-year-old received a five-year, $122 million contract in 2016 after posting a 2-5 record the season before. In 2016, he led the Colts to a mediocre 8-7 record, and he has yet to play in 2017.
Luck may have led the Colts to three straight 11-5 seasons, but he did nothing to show he deserves to make $24 million a year -- $3 million more than a two-time Super Bowl champion. Luck is also in his prime, and with injuries continuing to keep him off the field, he is wasting away that precious window of the best years of his career.
Manning is 36 and has thrown for over 4,000 yards and at least 25 touchdowns in the last three seasons. He deserves the money he is making while Luck continues to cash in without playing a down.