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Joe Flacco's Hair Has Come a Long Way

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While his ability as a QB is often debated, his 'elite' hair should not be.

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After seeing images of Flacco taken during last week's game, I thought to myself, "Wow. His hair sure has gotten way better over the years." And it's true. I remember a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed quarterback who had no idea what to do with that head of hair. Fast forward to present day, and he's got it figured out.

Let's take a look back at the many hairstyles of Joseph Flacco.

Early '90s: Fly as Hell

Too cool for school. Little did young Flacco know that he would revert to a very similar hairstyle years later.

2008: Rookie Year

Oh boy. The 'unibrow' that many compared to that of Seasame Street's 'Bert' was in full force. The classic buzzcut just isn't working for our signal caller either.

2009: More of the Same Thing

Our poor QB didn't know of his hair-styling mistakes.

2010: 'Jersey Shore'

Yes, it was for Halloween. Flacco decided to go as 'The Situation', from the popular TV series 'Jersey Shore'. But still, your hair is a temple, and it was destroyed here.

2011: The 'Growout'

After last season's 'situation', Flacco decided to grow out his hair in an attempt to try something new. The results would be glorious.

2012: 'Fu Manchu'

[insert fire emoji]

This epic combo would go down as one of the greatest quarterback facial hair styles in history.

2013: The Super Bowl Short Cut

While a step back from the fu manchu, Flacco's reversal back to his rookie hair roots was a welcome change.

2014: A More Distinguished Look

While he's really getting a hold of the facial hair here, what is up with that hairline?

2015: Nailed It

Flacco has now mastered his hair. The classic side-part is probably the longest and best-looking style we've seen yet.

It's been a long and arduous journey, filled with fu manchus and bad situations, but Flacco has finally reached his 'hair Nirvana'.

While the debate over his status as a NFL quarterback may never end, there certainly should be no argument over his elite head of hair.