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

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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?
Cam Newton Carolina Panthers

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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?
Colin Kaepernick San Francisco 49ers

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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 Houston Texans

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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?
Todd Gurley Los Angeles Rams

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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?
Ryan Fitzpatrick Buffalo Bills

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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?
Darrelle Revis New York Jets

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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?
Jay Cutler Chicago Bears

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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?
Robert Griffin III Cleveland Browns

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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?
Carson Palmer Oakland Raiders

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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?
Eddie Lacy Green Bay Packers

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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?
Andy Dalton Cincinnati Bengals

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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?
Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks

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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?
Blake Bortles Jacksonville Jaguars

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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?
Joe Flacco Baltimore Ravens

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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?
Tony Romo Dallas Cowboys

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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?
Andrew Luck Indianapolis Colts

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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?
Jeremy Hill Cincinnati Bengals

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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?
Alshon Jeffery Chicago Bears

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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?
Philip Rivers San Diego Chargers

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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?
DeAndre Hopkins Houston Texans

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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?
Jeremy Maclin Kansas City Chiefs

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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 Washington Redskins

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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?
Doug Martin Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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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?
Sammie Coates Pittsburgh Steelers

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Torrey Smith is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Torrey Smith San Francisco 49ers

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Thomas Rawls is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Thomas Rawls Seattle Seahawks

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Mario Williams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Mario Williams Miami Dolphins

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Joe Haden is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Joe Haden Cleveland Browns

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Nelson Agholor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Nelson Agholor Philadelphia Eagles

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Allen Robinson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
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Randall Cobb is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Randall Cobb Green Bay Packers

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Jamaal Charles is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Jamaal Charles Kansas City Chiefs

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Danny Amendola is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Danny Amendola New England Patriots

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Eli Manning is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Eli Manning New York Giants

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Kendall Wright is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Kendall Wright Tennessee Titans

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Coby Fleener is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Coby Fleener New Orleans Saints

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Ezekiel Ansah is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Ezekiel Ansah Detroit Lions

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Marcell Dareus is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Marcell Dareus Buffalo Bills

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Trevor Siemian is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Trevor Siemian Denver Broncos

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Sean Smith is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Sean Smith Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs

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Dwayne Allen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Dwayne Allen Indianapolis Colts

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Jerick McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Jerick McKinnon Minnesota Vikings

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Demarcus Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Demarcus Lawrence Dallas Cowboys

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Ra'Shede Hageman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Ra'Shede Hageman Atlanta Falcons

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Jadeveon Clowney is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Who Is the Most Disappointing Player in the NFL in the 2016-2017 Season?
Jadeveon Clowney Houston Texans