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Survey Ranks Tom Brady, Dallas Cowboys Fans Among Biggest Complainers In NFL

A Dallas Cowboys fans cheers on her team against the Green Bay Packers during the second quarter at Lambeau Field on October 16, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A recent survey of NFL fans found that Dallas Cowboys fans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady were among the biggest complainers in professional football.

In October, MIBets released the results of a survey that featured over 5000 respondents on “Which NFL Fans Complain the Most?”

The results ranked Cowboys fans, Brady, and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick as the trio of fan base, quarterback, and head coach in the NFL that complain the most.

Biggest Complainers in the NFL

Fan Bases (with top annoying habit)

  1. Dallas Cowboys (using victim mentality)
  2. New England Patriots (using victim mentality)
  3. Buffalo Bills (complaining on social media)
  4. Chicago Bears (“bad” officiating)
  5. Philadelphia Eagles (“bad” officiating)
  6. Carolina Panthers (complaining on social media)
  7. New York Jets (complaining on social media)
  8. Arizona Cardinals (using victim mentality)
  9. New York Giants (using victim mentality)
  10. Atlanta Falcons (complaining about old losses)
  11. Baltimore Ravens (“bad” officiating)
  12. Washington Football Team (complaining on social media)
  13. Green Bay Packers (using victim mentality)
  14. Cleveland Browns (using victim mentality)
  15. Detroit Lions (using victim mentality)
  16. Pittsburgh Steelers (“bad” officiating)
  17. San Francisco 49ers (complaining on social media)
  18. Houston Texans (using victim mentality)
  19. Las Vegas Raiders (using victim mentality)
  20. Los Angeles Chargers (using victim mentality)
  21. Seattle Seahawks (“bad” officiating)
  22. Miami Dolphins (using victim mentality)
  23. New Orleans Saints (complaining about old losses)
  24. Denver Broncos (using victim mentality)
  25. Kansas City Chiefs (using victim mentality)
  26. Minnesota Vikings (using victim mentality)
  27. Cincinnati Bengals (“bad” officiating)
  28. Los Angeles Rams (using victim mentality)
  29. Indianapolis Colts (complaining on sports radio)
  30. Tennessee Titans (“bad” officiating)
  31. Jacksonville Jaguars (using victim mentality)
  32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (using victim mentality)


  1. Tom Brady – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  2. Cam Newton – New England Patriots
  3. Josh Allen – Buffalo Bills
  4. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers
  5. Nick Foles – Chicago Bears

Head Coaches

  1. Bill Belichick – New England Patriots
  2. John Harbaugh – Baltimore Ravens
  3. Sean McDermott – Buffalo Bills
  4. Matt Nagy – Chicago Bears
  5. Matt Rhule – Carolina Panthers

Survey Methodology

The survey was given to a sample for 5,103 people from September 22 to October 8, 2020. 57 percent of those who participated were male and 43 percent were female. The average age of those who responded to the survey were 36 years old.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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