A recent poll organized by Public Policy Polling found that New England's golden boy, Tom Brady, is actually the quarterback most hated by voters around the country.
Brady may have more rings than any of his fellow QB's, but he also inspires more animosity. 18% say he's their least favorite QB to 12% for [Tim] Tebow, 11% for [Robert Griffin III], 7% for Eli Manning, 5% for Peyton [Manning] and [Drew] Brees, 4% for [Cam] Newton, and 3% for [Aaron] Rodgers and [Russell] Wilson.
One stat provided by the poll on which Brady and his fans might rather focus is this: He's actually tied as the league's second most popular signal-caller. Thirteen percent of voters called both Brady and Griffin their favorite. Manning led all vote-getters with 22 percent of the popularity vote.
There are a few other interesting tidbits in the PPP piece, which can be found in its entirety here. One of the juiciest? The Cowboys are far from "America's Team." Sixty percent of voters believe that label is undeserved, and 23 percent of voters call the 'Boys their least favorite team.
The Patriots got eight percent of participants to call them their favorite. Nine percent say the Patriots are their least favorite NFL club.