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Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season? 

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Updated June 17, 2019 3.5k votes 335 voters 2k views 46 items

List Rules Vote up the NFL players who failed to live up to expectations throughout the 2016 season.

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As the 2016-2017 NFL regular season comes to a close, fans are either happy with how their teams did or extremely disappointed with some of their favorite players. Every year, Super Bowl dreams are crushed because of season-ending injuries, bad luck, and of course, disappointing players. Whether it's a top prospect not meeting expectations or last year's MVP letting his team down, this list of the most disappointing NFL players in 2016-2017 includes a mixed bag of trophy winners, first-round picks, and even all-time greats. 

2015 MVP Cam Newton was expected to lead his Carolina Panthers to the Super Bowl again, but due to a major drop in his accuracy, last year's NFC champions did not even make the playoffs. Other disappointing quarterbacks include the Houston Texans' Brock Osweiler, who had more interceptions than touchdown passes, and the Jacksonville Jaguars' Blake Bortles, whose stats heavily regressed in 2016.

Vote up who you think was the most disappointing player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 season. The list features the Dallas Cowboys' injury-prone quarterback Tony Romo, 2015 Offensive Rookie of the Year Todd Gurley, and the Arizona Cardinals' aging QB Carson Palmer. If you were let down by any of these NFL players who didn't live up to the hype in 2016, vote them up and hope they don't end up on this list next season. 

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Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
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Colin Kaepernick is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Nevada Wolf Pack football, San Francisco 49ers

Position: Quarterback

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Age: 31

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Brock Osweiler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Brock Osweiler Denver Broncos

Position: Quarterback

Birthplace: Kalispell, Montana

Age: 28

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Todd Gurley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Los Angeles Rams

Position: Running back

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

Age: 24

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Ryan Fitzpatrick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Miami Dolphins

Position: Quarterback

Birthplace: Gilbert, Arizona

Age: 36

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Darrelle Revis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Panthers football, New York Jets

Position: Cornerback

Birthplace: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

Age: 33

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Jay Cutler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Chicago Bears

Position: Quarterback

Birthplace: Carter Township, Santa Claus, Indiana

Age: 35

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Robert Griffin III is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Washington Redskins, Baylor Bears football

Position: Quarterback

Birthplace: Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

Age: 29

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Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
USC Trojans football, Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders

Position: Quarterback

Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States of America

Age: 39

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Eddie Lacy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Alabama Crimson Tide Football, Green Bay Packers

Position: Running back

Birthplace: Gretna, Louisiana

Age: 28

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Andy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Cincinnati Bengals

Position: Quarterback

Birthplace: Katy, Texas

Age: 31

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Russell Wilson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Seattle Seahawks

Position: Quarterback

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

Age: 30

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Blake Bortles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Los Angeles Rams

Position: Quarterback

Birthplace: Altamonte, Florida, United States of America

Age: 27

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Joe Flacco is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Denver Broncos

Position: Quarterback

Birthplace: Audubon, New Jersey

Age: 34

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Dez Bryant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
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Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Dallas Cowboys

Position: Quarterback

Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America

Age: 38

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Andrew Luck is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Indianapolis Colts

Position: Quarterback

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Age: 29

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Jeremy Hill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
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Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Philadelphia Eagles

Position: Wide receiver

Birthplace: St. Matthews, South Carolina

Age: 29

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Philip Rivers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Los Angeles Chargers

Position: Quarterback

Birthplace: Decatur, Alabama

Age: 37

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DeAndre Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Houston Texans

Position: Wide receiver

Birthplace: Central, South Carolina

Age: 26

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Jeremy Maclin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Missouri Tigers football, Philadelphia Eagles

Position: Wide receiver

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri

Age: 30

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Matt Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Matt Jones

Birthplace: Tampa, Florida

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Doug Martin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Position: Running back

Birthplace: Oakland, California

Age: 30

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Sammie Coates is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Auburn Tigers football

Birthplace: Leroy, Alabama

Age: 25