Playoff beards come and go. These men rock the chops all year long. Afraid of the five-o'-clock shadow? You don’t belong on this list. These guys’ beards have their own beards. They stash food in their stache. The thicker, the better. All right, enough. Let’s get into it.
Tim Tebow, Broncos
The Broncos quarterback has sprouted more than some stubble on his chin. Tebow’s unconventional play on the field isn’t the only thing of his that’s against the grain.
Braylon Edwards, 49ers
What else would you expect from a Michigan man? Edwards started growin’ the fuzz in Ann Arbor and hasn’t looked back. The Bay Area fog won’t chill Edwards, he’s got a healthy coat of chin fur to keep him toasty.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills
Forget the peach fuzz, Fitzpatrick’s face is in full blossom. From the eyes down to the neck up, he is Buffalo. He brings a blue-collar attitude to Orchard Park each game, and the Bills recently locked him up with a contract extension.
Ed Reed, Ravens
Reed doesn’t only wear a chinstrap on game day, he wears it all week long. His jaw hasn’t seen daylight in years and it’s likely to stay that way.
Todd Haley, Chiefs
Kansas City’s head man sports a grow-as-you-will look. It speaks volumes of the long nights spent at the office and the intense focus he has on everything . . . except his appearance.
Jeff Saturday, Colts
The Colts’ longtime center has a face full of well-groomed growth. Saturday’s ability to maintain its natural shape is impeccable and his attention to detail is also demonstrated by his play on the field.
Logan Mankins, Patriots
Mankins tips the scales at more than 300 pounds, and his beard may account for a third of that. It’s been rumored that defenders have been lost in his scruff and that’s why Tom Brady always seems unscathed.
Nick Mangold, Jets
Talk about man scruff. Mangold won’t clip his hedges. He lets everything from the neck up sprout. The Jets center won’t chop block on the field and you’d be crazy to ask him if he’d chop his locks.
Joe Hawley, Falcons
Say what you want, but the Falcons’ second-year guard from UNLV has amassed a bush on his dome. Unfortunately, another hog molly takes the best beard in the NFL by a whisker.
Brett Keisel, Steelers
No other person in the league comes close to Keisel’s mane. The Steelers’ fierce defender rocks a not-even-a-hacksaw-can-cut beard. Keisel’s chops stole the show at Super Bowl XLV media day.