NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Talk about a bad stretch for Mark Sanchez.
But that’s not all. He was also named among the league’s least-liked players in a list published by Forbes.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was the league’s least-liked player based on an “appeal rating” of only 19 percent, generated by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research, according to Forbes.
Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes came in eighth (28 percent) and Sanchez was ninth (31 percent).
How do the ratings work?
“Players’ appeal numbers were scored based on the percentage of those (fans) whose response was to ‘like’ the player or ‘like him a lot,'” wrote Forbes’ Tom Van Riper.
Jay Cutler was No. 2 with 21 percent, followed by Michael Vick (23 percent), Randy Moss (24 percent), Matt Leinart (26 percent), Tony Romo (27 percent), Kyle Orton (28 percent), Holmes, Sanchez and Brady Quinn (31 percent).
Even the Forbes staff was surprised by the inclusion of Sanchez.
“A bit puzzling in that there’s nothing particularly unlikable about Sanchez,” a blurb underneath his photo read. “But when you’re a high pick from a top school … fans eventually expect big results. And with Tim Tebow now on the Jets’ depth chart, the scrutiny intensifies.”
Troy Polamalu of the Steelers took home the title of most-liked with a rating of 63 percent.
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