5. Evan Mathis
He hasn’t been a Bronco for long, but both he and his beard have made that short amount of time count. Mathis sported a short beard during Super Bowl 50, giving us yet another reason to celebrate today.
4. Jared Allen
It may not be a beard, but Allen's mustache came really, really close. Allen's hirsute face first graced the screen during the National Anthem, and some viewers were hoping for a second glimpse of that facial hair for the rest of the game.
3. Greg Olsen
All hail the Panthers’ tight end. Olsen may have spent Sunday attacking the Broncos’ defense, but his beard will be hang in our memory for weeks to come. Fingers crossed that a beard-oil company endorses Olsen’s facial hair so that audiences can see more of him without a face mask.
2. and 1. Derek Anderson and Ryan Kalil
Their team lost, but Derek
And the award for best beard of Super Bowl 50 goes to Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil. No surprise, really, since Snoop Dogg has declared that Kalil has the "best beard of all time," and Kalil's Twitter bio includes a Shakespeare quote on beards.
Alternate: Jerry Rice
Neither a Denver Bronco nor a Carolina Panther, Jerry Rice