The 10 Most Fashion-Forward Players in the NFL Today

Brandon Alisoglu@@BrandonAlisogluCorrespondent IMay 28, 2012

The 10 Most Fashion-Forward Players in the NFL Today

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    The word swag is completely played out. Unfortunately, there is no better word to describe the football players on this list.

    The NFL requires its players to adhere to strict dress code between the white lines. 

    That does not hold back certain players when it comes to the press room.

    Kanye West should start looking over his shoulder. The following guys are coming after his best-dressed title. 

Reggie Bush

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    Reggie Bush is always ahead of his time. Just like getting paid before the appropriate time, Reggie is always pushing the envelope when it comes to fashion.

    The dude knows his duds. 

    Jim Tressel is jealous of the way he makes a sweater vest look effortless.

Jared Allen

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    Most lessons aren't learned. Thus, history repeats itself.

    Believe it or not, the mullet is now ahead of the curve. 

    Hillbillies and hipsters will soon be replicating Allen's look. 

    But Allen keeps it real. Jared Allen's love for the haircut is only outweighed by his affection for his wife.

Tom Brady

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    New England Patriots fans love Tom Brady, but they feel a certain disconnect.

    He does not represent the blue-collar mentality that the city embraces. That is not to insinuate that Brady is not a hard worker, just that he does not cultivate that look.

    How many men were willing to wear Uggs before Brady started promoting the boots? That is clearly ahead of the curve. 

Terrell Owens

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    Do not let the fact that he is not currently on a roster fool you. Terrell Owens is still a player.

    Whether it is on the field or in the streets, Owens is always looking fresh.

    You can bet that Owens was not scared to rock pink and purple clothing before it was en vogue. That would be the definition of fashion forward. 

LaDainian Tomlinson

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    California's weather allows people to hone their style. When the weather does not dictate what you have to wear, it is much easier to develop a look.

    LaDainian Tomlinson last played for the New York Jets, but his career was made with the San Diego Chargers.

    The man took his time and developed his style. 

Larry Fitzgerald

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    Larry Fitzgerald spends a lot of time in the end zone—and just as much in the clothing section.

    He complements his stellar play with an unmatched flair off the field.

    Defensive backs cannot contain him in either realm.

Ronde Barber

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    Tiki Barber got the short end of the stick.

    Not only does his twin brother have a championship ring, he holds the family title for best dressed.

    Ronde Barber might work in professional football, but he does not play.

Jason Taylor

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    Jason Taylor's middle name needs to be legally changed to smooth.

    The man exhibits grace and power on the field. Most importantly, his clothing style is akin to his play.

    When you are built like Taylor, it is almost impossible not to look good.

Dwight Freeney

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    Dwight Freeney is used to bringing things down. 

    The American public is much more ready for him to get after quarterbacks. However, Freeney also brings down the house when he steps out.

    Dude is always looking fresh.

Calvin Johnson

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    Just like the old guy from the Men's Warehouse commercials, Calvin Johnson guarantees that you'll appreciate the way he looks. 

    Larry Fitzgerald may not like the following statement, but Johnson bests him on both fronts.

    As the Dallas Cowboys defensive backs know well, you cannot hold him down.