Who is the most hated or disliked person in the NFL?
With the league undergoing a changing of the guard with veterans and often-hated players like Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger calling it a career, fans across the NFL will need a new villain.
Luckily for us, the folks at BetOnline.ag tracked data from social media to get a pulse on what the fans were saying.
According to the data, Aaron Rodgers is the league’s new villain after a year filled with offseason drama and vaccine controversies. Antonio Brown checks in behind the quarterback, while Bill Belichick remains a target.
In a hilarious twist to the polling, Patrick Mahomes’ fiancee Brittany Matthews and TikToking brother are among the top 20 most hated figures in the league.
The data was based on Twitter data in the last month of the 2021-22 NFL season, tracking negative tweets for players, coaches, owners, and known associates of each team. For example, “I hate Aaron Rodgers,” “I hate Bill Belichick,” “Antonio Brown sucks,” “fire Roger Goodell,” “Jackson Mahomes is the worst,” etc. as well as some more “colorful” phrases and terms.
Over a million tweets were tracked using search queries within twitter’s API.
A full breakdown can be seen below.
- Aaron Rodgers- 266850
- Antonio Brown – 107379
- Bill Belichick – 88482
- Odell Beckham Jr. – 84399
- Deshaun Watson – 75210
- Jackson Mahomes – 71349
- Tyreek Hill – 62379
- Roger Goodell – 59731
- Baker Mayfield – 51285
Who do you think should earn the title of the league’s new villain? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts.