Big Ben's big beard shocked NFL nation. Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wanted to do his part to raise awareness for COVID-19 and the importance of social distancing and staying at home. The moment the NFL world saw his beard, though, fans couldn’t help but be captured by its pure, glorious form.

Roethlisberger vowed after undergoing season-ending elbow surgery early in 2019 that he wouldn’t shave his beard until he could play again. Ever since, the 38-year-old quarterback’s beard has become beloved by NFL fans with everyone wanting to see its latest form whenever he goes out in public.

He continues to make progress in his recovery from elbow surgery, feeling even better than in years past when he throws. After spending months recovering and rehabilitating his arm, Roethlisberger brought joy to the football world on Friday by putting his incredible beard on display once more.

Roethlisberger’s message to everyone about staying indoors felt even more powerful, given he looks like he hasn’t left his house in years. As you might expect, the NFL world lit up with joy, laughter and shock when they saw Roethlisberger’s magnificent look appear on Twitter. Just make sure you follow Roethlisberger’s words of wisdom and stay inside, we can all only hope we grow a beard that’s a fraction as good as this one.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.



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An asterisk (*) indicates the QB played for the franchise when it was located in another city and/or went by a different name. 

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ARI* / 180 / 1966-83
Jim Hart
ATL / 189 / 2008-19
Matt Ryan
BAL / 163 / 2008-18
Joe Flacco
BUF / 163 / 1973-84
Joe Ferguson
CAR / 124 / 2011-19
Cam Newton
CHI / 102 / 2009-16
Jay Cutler
CIN / 172 / 1971-86
Ken Anderson
CLE / 114 / 1946-55
Otto Graham
DAL / 165 / 1989-2000
Troy Aikman
DEN / 231 / 1983-1998
John Elway
DET / 149 / 2009-2019
Matthew Stafford
GB / 253 / 1992-2007
Brett Favre
HOU / 88 / 2007-13
Matt Schaub
IND / 208 / 1998-2010
Peyton Manning
JAX / 117 / 1995-2003
Mark Brunell
KC / 157 / 1962-1975
Len Dawson
LAC / 224 / 2004-19
Philip Rivers
LAR / 119 / 1962-72
Roman Gabriel
MIA / 240 / 1983-99
Dan Marino
MIN / 170 / 1961-78
Fran Tarkenton
NE / 283 / 2000-19
Tom Brady
NO / 216 / 2006-19
Drew Brees
NYG / 234 / 2004-19
Eli Manning
NYJ / 125 / 1965-76
Joe Namath
OAK / 96 / 1970-79
Ken Stabler
PHI / 142 / 1999-2009
Donovan McNabb
PIT / 216 / 2004-19
Ben Roethlisberger
SEA / 131 / 2001-10
Matt Hasselbeck
SF / 158 / 1957-73
John Brodie
TB / 76 / 1994-99
Trent Dilfer
TEN* / 139 / 1984-93
Warren Moon
WAS / 124 / 1974-85
Joe Theismann

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