Ranking the NFL Players’ Best Beards

Written by Nate

Back in April, Pro Sports Extra’s @TrevStonePSE did a post on ranking the best beards by NFL coaches heading into the 2019-20 season. That list was topped by Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia. 

DETROIT, MI – DECEMBER 02: Head coach Matt Patricia of the Detroit Lions watches his team against the Los Angeles Rams during the second half at Ford Field on December 2, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Today I will be ranking the NFL Players what I think have the best beards currently heading into the 2019-20 season. Let me know what you think in the comments. Am I missing someone? Tell me how it goes. Okay, here we go. 

Jun 12, 2018; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) during minicamp at the Cleveland Browns training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

5) Baker Mayfield, Quarterback — Cleveland Browns 

Mayfield is entering his second season as quarterback for Cleveland and he is sporting his new mustache look (see below). I personally think he looks great in a bushy beard style. His mustache should help him improve his game in some end, but we can accept his facial look with the way he plays. 

4) Malcolm Jenkins, Safety — Philadelphia Eagles

Jenkins is known for keeping his beard not too long, trimmed enough so it looks long. Being the two-time Super Bowl champion that he is, his beard is reminded of James Harden, without the long hair.

Dec 30, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens safety Eric Weddle (32) celebrates after an interception in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

3) Eric Weddle, Safety — Los Angeles Rams

He once had that long beard that sported for a long time when he was with the then-San Diego Chargers. Even when he trimmed it up during his time in Baltimore, he still has a top 5 beard. 

He will take his hard-hitting ways over to the Rams this season, but his beard helps him make this list. 

2) Jason Kelce, Center — Philadelphia Eagles 

Kelce was known for his caveman look (long hair and big beard) that he had for a couple years. But since he cut a lot of it off, he’s almost a bigger version of his brother, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. His beard is the one that is feared with especially for a guy that is talented on the offensive line as he is. He’s No. 2 for a very good reason. 

And my number one best beard by a player is… 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) talks during a post game news conference following an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. The Buccaneers defeated the Eagles 27- 21. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio) ORG XMIT: OTK

1) Ryan Fitzpatrick, Quarterback — Miami Dolphins 

The famous quarterback journeyman is known for sporting the long scraggly beard, being the Conor McGregor look-alike and big personality that he is. In my opinion, he gets all the girls’ attention because he looks like he can sport a dad bod and would be honored. His long beard matches his personality and his career longevity very well. 

He takes the cake as my number best beard by a player.

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