NFL Players and the Public’s Flawed Analysis of Their Legacies

January 15, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The National Football League and sports in general is dominated by the perceived talents and legacies of players. These players are enshrined in the sport's lore, cherished by the fans as the best the league has to offer. In the NFL, these players are enfolded with the jewels of glory the likes of which are not only the unconditional support of the fervent fans but awards from various pundits such as the Pro Bowl, All-Pro and MVP.
The distinction of a player’s talent and his prowess is inexorably embedded with the player’s statistics, awards and draft status.
If a player produces substantial raw statistics he is seen as being talented or being a great player. On the other hand, the opposite is purported for players who simply don’t produce the gaudy statistics their contemporaries produce.
Moreover, a player’s draft status is seen as being an absolute unequivocal value of his talent. If a player is drafted in the first round then that player must ...

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