Tom Brady Lands on List of Most Disliked NFL Players, Still More Popular Than Michael Vick, Mark Sanchez


Mark Sanchez, Tom BradyTom Brady is well-liked among his fellow NFL players, but fans don’t seem to feel the same way about the Patriots quarterback.

Brady was listed among the NFL’s most disliked players in a recent Forbes poll.  Brady ranked eighth in the list of the NFL’s least liked players with more than 25 percent of fans saying they disliked No. 12. The poll surveyed 1,000 fans over 13 years old from around the United States to gauge the general approval rating for players.

Brady wasn’t the most disliked player on the list, though. That honor goes to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick once again.

Vick took the top spot in this year’s poll with more than 53 percent of fans claiming they dislike him. He also finished first on the list in 2011, garnering distaste from over 60 percent of fans that year, so at least he’s making progress. Vick finished third on the list last season, which was an improvement over the year prior, but it appears he’s back to the bottom.

Ndamukong Suh, who topped the list last season, has apparently regained at least a little support over the last year, finishing third on the dislike list in 2013 even despite his continued penalty problems. Chargers rookie linebacker Manti Te’o ranked second with over 48 percent of people detesting the catfished Notre Dame grad.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and injured Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, who was ninth on the list in 2012, rounded out the top five, each earning 40 percent disapproval from fans. Bears gunslinger Jay Cutler (second in 2012) and the Cowboys Tony Romo (seventh) also came in just ahead of Brady at Nos. 6 and 7 on the list. Meanwhile, Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer finished ninth and Lions running back Reggie Bush was tenth to cap off the top 10.

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