Last year we did a project about facial hair and the NFL titled “Gridiron Grooming” that broke down every facial hair style (and normal hairstyle) in the entire League. We were also surprised to find that quarterbacks actually play better with some scruff in terms of Quarterback Rating.
Well this year we are returning to football facial hair with a project that shows the 12 best beards in the NFL evolving through the years. In a sense, this is the National Football League All Beard Team.
Watch Ryan Fitzpatrick go from a fresh faced rookie into a grizzled mountain man, or see how Andrew Luck’s neckbeard has evolved into an “almost” real beard. Even the normally clean shaven Clay Matthews is getting in on the action this year.
(Players left to right, top to bottom: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Travis Frederick, Jason Kelce, Nick Mangold, Andrew Luck, Eric Weddle, Clay Matthews, Bryan Stork, Brett Keisel, Joe Hawley, Louis Vasquez, Matt Slauson)
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