Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow Among List of NFL's Overrated, and Other AFC East News

Erik Frenz@ErikFrenzSenior Writer IOctober 26, 2012

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 21:  Mark Sanchez #6 and Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets high five each other during warm ups prior to the game against the New England Patriots on October 21, 2012 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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There have been perhaps no bigger punching bags in the NFL this season than Jets quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow.

Then how did both end up on a list of the NFL's most overrated players, as voted on by a group of 180 players and reported by Sports Illustrated?

To be overrated, wouldn't Tebow have to have played more than 50 of a possible 470 snaps this season (10.6 percent, per

And that's just as it pertains to the backup quarterback. In terms of Sanchez being overrated, wouldn't the media first have to stop asking the question of when the Jets will pull him in favor of Tebow?

Perhaps "overrated" was meant to explain a person that is talked about too much in print and on the airwaves. In that loose interpretation of the word, Tebow and Sanchez are far and away the most "overrated" quarterbacks in the NFL.

Here is some more news, analysis and notes from around the AFC East.


Miami Dolphins

Bleacher Report Dolphins featured columnist Thomas Galicia previews the Dolphins' game against the New York Jets, explaining why he feels Miami will prevail.

Ben Volin of The Palm Beach Post wonders whether the Jets have a bounty out on Dolphins running back Reggie Bush.


New England Patriots

Tedy Bruschi and Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston team up for their weekly breakdown, previewing the Patriots' game against the Rams.

According to Christopher Price of, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick issued some high praise for Rams wide receiver Chris Givens' big-play ability.


New York Jets

Chris Gross of pulls back the green curtain on Gang Green's offense to explain why he feels the Jets' offense is the victim of too much media scrutiny.

According to Kimberley Martin of Newsday, Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano admits he could be doing a better job of utilizing backup quarterback Tim Tebow.


Buffalo Bills

Chris Brown of explains that the Bills are among the best teams in the league following a bye week.

According to Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News, teammates deferred to Bills defensive end Chris Kelsay in regards to the team's lack of effort, which he spoke about earlier this week.


Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained firsthand.