The NFL’s least liked players tend to fall into one or more of the following categories: dirty players, lazy players, whiners and underachievers. Take any given group of fans and ask them to count off the five players they dislike most (without factoring team rivalries into the equation). Chances are, some common trends would start appearing when you put the lists together.
Recently, Nielson partnered up with E-Poll Market Research and did just that. Basically they conducted a poll amongst fans trying to determine which NFL players appealed to them the least. As you would expect, some of the results weren’t particularly shocking.
1. Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions
2. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears
3. Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles
4. Randy Moss, San Francisco 49ers
5. Matt Leinart, Oakland Raiders
Suh is known as a dirty player. Cutler is seen as a whiner by a lot of people. Vick, putting all of his legal woes aside (because a lot of players not on this list have experienced legal woes, too), is an underachiever. Ditto with Leinart. Moss has always been viewed as lazy.
The only really major surprise on this list is the fact that enough fans still remember Leinart to list him that high.