It’s possible the final four of GQ’s Most Stylish NFL Player tournament could be monopolized by Alabama alumni.
The magazine produced a 16-player bracket of candidates from which the NFL’s most-stylish player will be chosen by fans, who can vote daily round-by-round on GQ’s Instagram page this week.
When the tournament launched on Monday, a former Alabama player was in each quadrant of the bracket, making it possible for the semifinals to be clogged by a quartet of Crimson Tide notables – Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry, New York Giants safety Xavier McKinney, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith and Denver Broncos cornerback Patrick Surtain II.
One other player with Alabama football roots made the bracket – New York Jets linebacker Kwon Alexander, a former Oxford High School standout.
In the first round, Henry is matched against Arizona Cardinals linebacker Isaiah Simmons, Surtain faces San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud, McKinney squares off against Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Smith meets Alexander.
Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.