The New England Patriots may have just won another Super Bowl, but when it comes to good looks, the Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers are the kings of the NFL. This is all based on science, of course.

With a desire to label the most attractive NFL franchises and stars, Fanatics took headshots of players to a panel for feedback. The panel rated the looks of each player on a scale from 1 (least attractive) to 10 (most attractive) and averaged the scores together to determine who is worthy of being deemed the NFL’s most attractive player, and which team has the most players excelling in the good looks department.

According to the compiled data, it was determined Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is as elite as they come with the highest average on the attractive scale. Flacco took an average of 8.2/10 from the panel, edging out Chicago Bears quarterback Matt Barkley, Detroit Lions fullback Michael Burton, and San Diego Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Kyle Emanuel (all tied with 8.1) for title of NFL’s Most Attractive Player. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wasn’t even named most attractive player on his own team, with wide receiver Danny Amendola scoring a 7.9 to Brady’s 7.5, which was tied with Pats receiver Julian Edelman.

Despite having just two players in the top 27 (there were so many ties for the top 10 that the top 10 was expanded by 17), the Tennessee Titans tipped the attractive scale in their favor with a team average of 5.05, narrowly beating out the San Francisco 49ers (5.02). The Patriots were the deemed the fifth-most attractive team in the NFL, behind the Titans, 49ers, Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos. Other teams in the top 10 according to the Fanatics poll included the Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, Chargers, and Jacksonville Jaguars.

If this poll data tells me anything, it is you certainly do not have to be the prettiest team to win it all. Although some teams probably wished that was the case.


About Kevin McGuire

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