Fashion and the NFL has never been an easy mix, and while the stars of the NBA, and other sports, have enjoyed donning pre-game arrival outfits for some time, NFL players are just starting to catch up.
In a world of 24-hour media and the glare of the internet, there’s no better way for athletes to stand out from the crowd and showcase their personality and style, than through their fashion choices.
Players across the country are now buying into it, bringing a whole new dimension to pre-game entertainment with their wild, and often bizarre, outfit choices. From designer names and luxury brands, to t-shirts and tracksuits, nothing is off limits.
The Most Stylish NFL Player
No one has embraced fashion more than The Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, DeVonta Smith. Drafted by the Eagles in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, Smith is not only a talented football player, but a stylish one too.
Smith likes to wear bright colors, bold patterns, and accessories that stand out. He often wears suits, hats, sunglasses, and jewelry to express his individuality and creativity. He has been featured in several magazines and websites for his fashion choices, such as GQ, Sports Illustrated, and Bleacher Report.
His original style is what sets him apart from other NFL players. Smith doesn’t follow trends but instead creates his own unique look. Not afraid to experiment with different styles and colors, the wide receiver always looks comfortable and confident in whatever he wears and has become a fashion role model for many.
It’s not just in the fashion stakes where Smith is a winner either. With the Eagles among the favorites to go all the way to the Super Bowl, according to the latest NFL odds, he may well be adding a Super Bowl ring to his outfit.
Five (Other) Fashionable NFL Players
Kansas City Chiefs Travis Kelce is a fans favorite when it comes to fashion. The tight end is well-known for arriving at stadiums wearing designer outfits ranging from a Louis Vuitton tracksuit, to a Dior silk shirt and shorts, or a Celine tiger-print coat.
The two-time Super Bowl winner has even founded his own athleisure company called Tru Kolors. The clothes are inspired by Kelce’s love of vintage 90s sports gear.
The Buffalo Bills linebacker has been an NFL fashion icon for many years. His wardrobe is reported to measure 2,000 sq ft, and hold approximately 12,000 pieces of clothing, shoes, and accessories, including embroidered suits by Union Western, vintage Selena, Pink Floyd shirts, and Stetson cowboy hats.
His fashion sense has even caught the eye of Beyoncé, with the superstar singer gifting Miller an Adidas x Ivy Park outfit. The linebacker wore the metallic silver tracksuit pre-game back in October 2022 before defeating the Baltimore ravens.
The Cincinnati quarterback is one of the most talented players in the league and led the Bengals to their first Super Bowl appearance in 33 years in 2022. He’s also the best paid player in the league, taking home a whopping $55 million a year. As if that wasn’t enough, Burrow’s also popular among fans for his unique style, famously hitting the fashion headlines for wearing a pair of Cartier sunglasses.
The quarterback’s 2023 AFC Championship outfit, matched a pink denim jacket with a teddy bear t-shirt that read, “Sorry in advance.” While the 2022 AFC championship game saw him turn up looking like a bling James Bond, with a black turtleneck, diamond necklace, and graphic winter jacket.
Odell Beckham Jr.
Famous for his catches and on field skills, Odell Beckham Jr has long been setting trends off the field too. The wide receiver is always on the cutting edge of fashion and pushing boundaries with his outfits. Whether it’s a red-carpet event, night out, or pre-game, fans know he’s going to put on a show.
Some of his more famous outfits include a Tom Ford snake print jacket and matching headband, with Christian Louboutin boots. Beckham’s style usually involves mixing luxury brands such as Louis Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Balenciaga with lesser fashion brands to create a luxury streetwear look.
Injured and out of the game since he played in Super Bowl LVI for the Los Angeles Rams back in February 2022, Beckham missed last season after surgery on his ACL. But after signing a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens for this season, fashion and football fans can celebrate and look forward to even more pre-game outfits.
Superstar Patrick Mahomes is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and a two-time Super Bowl winner. He’s also one of the most stylish players in the league, recognized for his cool and casual fashion sense and recently admitted he was looking to “step up” his style.
Mahomes is often see wearing Luis Vuitton, Dior, Amiri, Gucci, Oakley, Balmain, and Versace. He also recently became a brand Ambassador for Boss. However, this summer he admitted that his wife Brittany was often the one making the final decision on what he wears when they step out together at big events.
For most football fans though, all they want to see is their star players showcasing their talent on the field, not off it.
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