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?
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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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
Houston Texans