Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/18/14
O-Ver-Ra-Ted!  Fans are never slow to show their displeasure with a player on the field, but do they really know at whom their unified verbal daggers should be aimed? To be overrated, a player must simultaneously be good – but also – their level of play cannot live up to the hype that surrounds them, the accolades they receive or the amount of publicity which comes their way. In the case of the Carolina Panthers, the most overrated and underrated player on their team may surprise you. Most Overrated PlayerQB Cam Newton: Cam Newton is a good player. He had a great rookie season and has made Carolina Panthers fans stand up and take notice of football again, but that doesn’t mean he is not one of the most overrated players in football right now. Cam Newton’s overrated status comes from the fact people only seem to judge him based on his highlights – sort of like looking at him through Michael Vick glasses. The problem with doing that is people do not get a very accurate picture of ...
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