Beards rule, girly faces drool.
While they stopped short of proving causation, the numbers are undeniable.
The study focused on the 2013 numbers of Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler, Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger and Andrew Luck. All of these quarterbacks played games that season clean shaven and with beards. The numbers may surprise you.
All five of the quarterbacks had a higher rating with a beard than without. Rodgers had a 109.60 rating with a beard compared to 93.58 without. Cutler fell from 88.31 to 81.98.
Brady dropped from 89.43 to 83.86. Roethlisberger achieved a 94.25 rating with whiskers compared to just 80.63 without and Andrew Luck fell from 88.06 to 73.00.
In the new age of analytics in the sports world perhaps we will see teams beginning to make the beard mandatory.
Undeniable. God meant men to have beards and, like Samson of Old, the hair is the source of our super powers.