Which player is the Denver Broncos’ most overrated? NFL Spin Zone says it’s someone who may go down as the best receiver in team history…
Which Denver Broncos player is the most overrated?
That’s a difficult question to ask Broncos Country, but NFL Spin Zone has an opinion on it.
According to our pals in the FanSided network, the most overrated player on the Denver Broncos is wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, who may ultimately go down as the best player at the wide receiver position in team history.
Here’s some of their rationale:
"Throughout much of this offseason, the talk about the Cowboys cutting Dez Bryant has been a strong talking point. He was living off past success and has an easily recognizable name. His numbers dropped off and he found himself looking for a job.He took a lot of heat for a bad season, but his numbers overall weren’t much worse in 2017 than Denver Broncos wide out Demaryius Thomas, who also had a down season. Thomas ended up with 949 yards off 83 receptions, which isn’t terrible, but it wasn’t No. 1 pass catcher worthy.Randy Gurzi, NFL Spin Zone"
To be fair, they also noted that Thomas didn’t exactly have it great last year at the quarterback position. They also said that it was difficult to pick a player from the Broncos’ roster, as no one really stands out as vastly overrated.
There are certainly some overpaid players (Menelik Watson) on the Broncos’ roster. But are there players in Denver that get overrated?
That would certainly be a first.
Some NFL fans probably still don’t know that Chris Harris Jr., arguably the best corner in the game, exists. People still don’t appropriately rate Von Miller, who was considered the ninth best player in the NFL this past season according to his peers in the league.
Even for the most subjective and unbiased fan, it would be hard to make a legitimate case for a player on Denver’s roster being ‘overrated’.
Therefore, this exercise is a tough one.
While Thomas is coming off of a down year and perhaps could have been considered overrated throughout the Peyton Manning days as a product of the system, he’s proven since 2011 that no matter who is throwing passes, he’s capable of making big plays and a major difference for the offense.
Everyone knows of Thomas’ struggles with drops, so if anything, he’s slightly overpaid. But overrated?
It’s hard to call him that.