Richard Sherman CB Seattle Seahawks
Richard Sherman's trash talk has made him the enemy of the fans of every team other than the Seattle Seahawks and has ushered in the era of loud-mouthed cornerbacks. His rant at the end of the NFC Championship catapulted him into the spotlight and he's sure to stay there for a very long time.
Terrell Suggs OLB Baltimore Ravens
Terrell Suggs hates the Steelers, even going to the point where he says that God placed him on the Earth to sack Ben Roethlisberger. He's also taken multiple occasions to express his dislike for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. However in recent years he's toned down the trash talk that he was famous for in earlier days.
Ndamukong Suh DT Detroit Lions
His stomp on Evan Dietrich-Smith on Thanksgiving 2011; his alleged groin kick on Matt Schaub on Thanksgiving 2012. Suh has a reputation for playing unfairly and that puts him on this list.
Bernard Pollard SS Tennessee Titans
A low hit on Tom Brady that tore his ACL in 2008; a low hit that tore Wes Welker's ACL before the 2009 playoffs; a hit that caused Rob Gronkowski to have a sprained ankle and be near useless in Super Bowl 46; a hit on Stevan Ridley that caused a concussion and a crucial fumble in the 2012 AFC Championship. Bernard Pollard is regarded as a player who causes disasters anytime he plays the Patriots and the commissioner has let Pollard know how he feels about his style of play.
Jay Cutler QB Chicago Bears
He's not exactly a trash-talker like Sherman or a head-hunter like Pollard, but Jay Cutler hasn't been the easiest guy to like with his penchant for making sullen faces and the perception that he was soft for sitting out of the 2010 NFC Championship with and MCL injury.
Bill Belichick, Coach of the New England Patriots
He scowls all of the time. He speaks at interviews like they're funeral services. He's attached permanently to the Spygate scandal. He and his team win in the most cold, mechanistic way possible 10+ times a year. Could one make a complete NFL villains list without him?
Ben Roethlisberger QB Pittsburgh Steelers
Roethlisberger's ability to extend plays and turn would be sacks into incredible throws makes him a villain to opposing NFL defenders and fans. Also his past run-ins with the law are something that opposing fans hold against him.
Ryan Clark FS Washington Redskins
Clark's physical style of play has gotten him on the commissioners' bad side in the past and his outspoken nature can get on the annoying side.
Next week, check back to see the list of the NFL's heroes.