Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal
Yes, the defense is incredibly overrated. They will do fine against poor teams and bad coaching, but they will struggle to get off the field when they face competent NFL outfits. Simply look at their failures the second half of 2019, the entirety of 2020, and last Sunday. In that time span the defense has FAILED more often than not when they absolutely need a stop at the end of the game. This can all be traced to the departure of Brian Flores and the installment of the Jerod Mayo / Stephen Belichick duo to run the defense. Both of them have woefully underperformed.