NFL’s 5 Most Overrated Running Backs

August 6, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Over the past decade, the NFL has really evolved into a passing league. With talented guys like Brady, Manning, Brees, Rodgers and Rivers, it is no wonder why the running back position has changed so much.
It used to be you just needed a monster in the backfield that could roll over people like Jerome Bettis and Mike Alstott. More and more today, teams are utilizing guys like Reggie Bush, Jahvid Best and Darren Sproles as pass catchers in the open field. There are still big bruisers like Adrian Peterson, Steven Jackson and Brandon Jacobs, but the game has changed.
There are some guys that are viewed as elite running backs in this league, and I'm still not sure why. I know there will be a lot of people ready to defend their guys here, but I just want to know what they do that is so much better than anyone else. I'm not saying any of these players are terrible, just over-hyped in my opinion.
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