Yes, that's right...THE MOUSTACHE. The mysterious moustache - the facial hair growth above the upper lip. It has a power of its own, an undeniable mystique that says, "dude, here I am!". It's not just cops that get to have a mustache though. Yes, you know where I am going with this, you guessed it...NFL quarterbacks from the 1980's had them too! This is probably my favorite entry so far, and I am giving a personal shout out to my buddy who suggested it - you know who you are!
Let's take a look at the top moustache growing QB's from the 1980's...and I apologize in advance if I have left anyone out.
1. Dan Fouts
This was a fairly easy choice for the top moustache quarterback of the 1980s. Not only did Fouts have the moustache, but he went a step further and sported one of the most plush beards ever seen in the NFL. Additionally, as pointed out in the entry of the top quarterbacks in the 1980's, his statistics and success as a quarterback rank up there with the best in the game. Here's to you, Dan Fouts:
2. Ron Jaworski
I'll admit, I am not 100% sure that Jaws always had a moustache. In some pics he's got one, and in other pics he's moustacheless. But who am I to hold that against the man. Not only did he at least sport a moustache at some point (as shown in the pic below) in his career, but in the 1980's he also threw over 20 touchdowns in 3 different seasons, and he threw for over 3,000 yards in 4 different seasons. Behold, the hairy Jaws:
3. Doug Williams
Williams would have taken the second spot on this list, but he was very inconsistent, he only threw 20 or more touchdowns once in his career, and only threw for over 3,000 yards twice in his career. He did, however win a Super Bowl with the Washington Redskins. And, Williams had a sweet moustache.
4. Ken Anderson
Much of Anderson's career took place in the 1970's. He did, however, reach Super Bowl XVI, and won the NFL's MVP award and the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year Award during that same Super Bowl year. And, as you can see below, he rocked a thick, swarthy moustache.
5. Mark Malone
Malone's entire career was played in the 1980's. And though statistically speaking it wasn't all that impressive, I think we can all agree that playing quarterback in the NFL from 1980 to 1989 is pretty darn remarkable in its own right. Moreover, Malone had a Tom Selleck like moustache that few could miss.
Like Ken Anderson, most of Stabler's career took place in the 1970's. By the time the 1980's rolled around, Stabler was in the twilight of his professional football life. However, he did have productive seasons with the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints from 1980-1984. And, in any case, look at that thing! I don't even know how to describe it!
The Hoss! Much like the Hoff, Hostetler's career took place mostly in the 1990's, but he did have a few productive years in the 1980's. Moreover, you can not deny the power and glory of his moustache!