Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Wins!
And it's hard to imagine a more deserving winner—or one with a more distinctive personal style. Owusu-Koramoah's only been in the league for a few years, but in that time he's made a serious mark by incorporating traditional styles from a number of African cultures into his pregame looks, proudly referencing his Ghanaian roots. And he's looked unbelievably cool while doing it. He's a reminder that getting dressed isn't just about looking cool, though—it's a process that, at its most heightened, can include serious historical research and next-level tailoring. And, of course, plenty of swag.
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The Cleveland Browns' Cinderella season continues! In two more or less stunning upsets, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah and Denzel Ward have advanced to the finals of our Most Stylish Player bracket, defeating Stefon Diggs and DeAndre Hopkins, respectively. Dawg Pound, rejoice!
We can't say it doesn't make sense, though: Ward and JOK were routinely among the best-dressed dudes in the tunnel this year, bright spots both in Cleveland and on our Instagram all season long. And now they'll face off, for bragging rights in the Browns locker room and for the second-most-prestigious football award being given out this month. Go vote on GQ Sports' Instagram now, and come back tomorrow to see which member of the Browns' defensive backfield earns the win.
Though their season ended in the Wild Card round, the Cleveland Browns were undeniably one of the major stories of this NFL season: despite injuries to stars Nick Chubb and Deshaun Watson, the team rallied behind QB Joe Flacco (and a swarming defense) to blitz into the playoffs. They're doing something similar here, too: two of the four semifinalists for Most Stylish Player come from Cleveland, in Denzel Ward and Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah.
Of course, they'll face stiff competition: JOK will go up against first-ballot tunnel walker Stefon Diggs, while cornerback Ward will try to lock down star wideout DeAndre Hopkins. Go vote for your favorites on GQ Sports' Instagram, and check back here tomorrow to see if the Brownies' second fairytale season will continue.
Players like to say that “NFL” really stands for “Not for Long”—the game is so intense, and so tough, that careers can change in the blink of an eye. There isn't quite as much tackling in our Most Stlyish NFL Player tournament, but the competition is still fast-moving and fierce. And so it makes sense that stalwarts like Stefon Diggs and CeeDee Lamb have moved into the quarterfinals, with contenders like Kyler Murray and Derrick Henry left behind.
And now we're set up for a killer quarterfinal round—one step closer to crowning a champ. Voting is now open on GQ Sports' Instagram—make your pick and head back here tomorrow to see who's moving on.
Quicker than a Pat Mahomes-led game-winning drive, Round 1 is in the books. And most of the big names you'd expect sealed their spots in Round 2: Saquon Barkley, Stefon Diggs, CeeDee Lamb, and Derrick Henry all advanced. But the NFL is a league founded on parity: anyone can beat anyone else on any given Sunday. So don't color us completely surprised that stalwarts like Odell Beckham Jr., Deebo Samuel, and Travis Kelce (!) saw their journeys end in Round 1. But that's football, right?
Round 2 kicks off…right now, with a set of fearsome matchups. We've got our eyes on Justin Jefferson-Pat Surtain II and CeeDee Lamb-Derrick Henry, especially. Voting is now open on GQ Sports' Instagram—go cast your vote and check back to see who wins.
Does it feel, at least a little bit, like there's a new contender for most stylish sports league in town? On first blush, of course, the NBA still reigns supreme. But lately it's been feeling like the NFL is making a charge, stylewise, with large swaths of each team's 53-man roster seemingly dressing for success. Just look at this weekend's conference championship games: star Ravens linebacker Roquan Smith showed up to his team's game against the Chiefs wearing a one-of-one Bode fit—including a pair of still-just-a-rumor Bode x Nike Astro Grabbers. It's enough to make you wonder: who's the most stylish player in the NFL?
We're here to help. Just like we did last year, GQ Sports is giving you the chance to pick the NFL's king of tunnel fits. But—befitting the league's increasingly fashionable workforce—we're kicking things up a notch: instead of 16 contenders, we've got 32.
Everyone you could hope to see is here: Odell Beckham Jr., Justin Jefferson, Saquon Barkley, DeAndre Hopkins, Travis Kelce. (Everyone, that is, except for 2023 champ DeVonta Smith, whose crown keeps him on the sidelines this year.)
The league’s 32 strongest fit connoisseurs face off, starting now, in a weeklong competition to determine the league’s best-dressed player. Each round lasts for 24 hours. And it’ll all take place on GQ Sports' Instagram. Cast your vote every day, check back here for updates, and stick around to see who hoists the GQ Most Stylish NFL Player trophy at the final whistle.
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