Long Hair in the NFL: 2018 EDITION
It’s finally here, boys: NFL kickoff. Fantasy season has started and you’re late on your dues. You haven’t watched any of the trades in the offseason, and you have no idea why everyone is so pumped on some guy named “Gurley.”
Don’t worry, El Commish has your back. And I can tell you one thing, “Gurley” doesn’t shop in the women’s hair care aisle.
It’s that time of year when you know for sure what you’re doing every Sunday. Football is back, baby, and until February 3 we are in full swing. That’s why we’re back with the top longhairs in the NFL, with a countdown to the Fine 15 in 2018.
There is a surplus of epic flows and manly manes this year, so narrowing down the list was no small task. But before we dive into our handpicked top 15 of the 2018 NFL Season, rest assured EL COMMISH scoured and scrubbed the rosters of every team in the National Football League (why do analysts insist on saying it that way??) to bring you the most comprehensive list of longhairs in the NFL, graded by QOF (Quality Of Flow).
Active Players With Long Hair in the NFL
We can’t wait to see our favorite longhairs in the NFL take the field this season. Here’s who to look for on the gridiron.
15. Chad Wheeler - N.Y. Giants
14. Todd Gurley - Los Angeles Rams
13. LeGarrette Blount - Detroit Lions
12. Joe Barksdale - Los Angeles Chargers
11. Ryan Hewitt - Cincinnati Bengals
10. Shaquem and Shaquill Griffin - Seattle Seahawks
9. Anthony Castanzo - Indianapolis Colts
8. Alex Anzalone - New Orleans Saints
7. Melvin Gordon - Los Angeles Chargers
6. Jadeveon Clowney - Houston Texans
5. Andreas Knappe - Denver Broncos
4. Josh Norman - Washington Redskins
3. Leonard Williams - New York Jets
2. Jay Ajayi - Philadelphia Eagles
1. Marshawn Lynch - Oakland Raiders
MY MAN. Hair to set off the Richter Scale. The man rocked thin locs his entire career, retired, and then decided TO UNLEASH THE BEAST and grow longer, thicker locs during his return to his hometown team, The Oakland Raiders. Bonafide longhair.
No, we didn’t forget some of the most legendary locks in football: you can find long hair greats Clay Matthews, Richard Sherman, Domata Peko and many others in our last edition of long hair in the NFL here.
And now boys and girls...it’s time for kickoff. Have a great season, and don’t forget to pay your fantasy dues.
Domata Peko of the Ravens has longer natural hair than most of these guys!
Domata is on the 2015 list, at number three.
Just because someone is 6ft 7, doesn’t mean that their shoulder length long hair would be “longer” on someone who is shorter….duh….I can’t believe someone would even make that comment.
I’m not a football fan at all (don’t tackle me). I’m a Premier Soccer League fan.
Your blog was very well written and you made it interesting even to me. It’s also great to see longhair brothers-of-color represented.
Fantastic job, bro.