What does it mean to be overrated in the NFL? By the very nature of the word , if you are to be overrated, you were probably at one point or another considered a premier athlete. Perhaps you have lost a step as you got older, but people still remember you for your glory days.Other players are not overrated when they step on the field, but their health concerns or awful contracts can help make them some of the most overrated players in the NFL. There is no value in having a pro bowl running back , if you cannot expect them to take the field more often then not.You can be considered overrated, but still be a talented player in the NFL. Is Russell Wilson an awful NFL quarterback? Absolutely not. Does Wilson deserve all of the praise that has been thrown his way? Perhaps not, and for those who hate him, they will quickly turn to the talk of how he is overrated because of the system he plays in.Some players may find their entire career is spent trying to live up to expectations that they will never be able to achieve. It is great to explode onto the scene as a rookie , but the league is riddled with people that turned it on for one season and then faded into obscurityThere is no shortage of work that goes into being a professional football player. There are countless elements of your game to tighten up and even though they work as hard as they do, there are still at least 15 NFL players that garner praise when they should instead be looked at through a different lens.Here are 15 of the most overrated players in the NFL. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs quarterback EJ Manuel, who was signed this offseason to compete for a backup job , has decided to retire after four seasons with Buffalo and one season with Oakland.Manuel was the 16th overall pick of the Bills in the 2013 draft, going 6-11 while struggling to live up to expectations. He’d been Derek Carr’s backup the past two seasons with the Raiders.His retirement was part of a series of roster moves the Chiefs made Monday.The Chiefs signed wide receiver Rashard Davis, running back Marcus Marshall, tight end Jody Fortson and defensive backs Herb Miller and Andrew Soroh. They also claimed offensive tackle Zach Golditch off waivers from Arizona while waiving wide receivers Andre Lindsey and Sammie Coates , defensive backs Leon McQuay and Dakari Moore and fullback JD Moore.Tight end Tim Ward was placed on the non-football injury list while wide receiver Jamire Jordan, an undrafted free agent from Fresno State, was placed on injured reserve.