And because the Dolphins won, Pepsi cans with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's signature beard will soon be popping up around South Florida.
Much was made of the fact that Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew may be the only player in the league with facial hair that rivals Fitzpatrick's, so Pepsi put a limited edition can on the line for the winner.
.@MiamiDolphins and @Jaguars fans – we heard there's a beard vs stache debate brewing down in Florida. Let’s make it interesting - winning whiskers will be featured on a limited-edition Pepsi later this season. pic.twitter.com/BZhufX6nOG— Pepsi (@pepsi) September 24, 2020
Miami won 31-13, so beard cans it is.
After starting the season 0-2, the Dolphins had to have this one. More specifically, Fitzpatrick needed this one. A bad outing and a Dolphins loss would have meant the calls for first-round-pick backup Tua Tagovailoa would've grown even louder. If replaced, it's not out of the question that Fitzpatrick would never start another game in the NFL ever again.
beard > stache pic.twitter.com/geHSCIS08a— josh houtz (@houtz) September 25, 2020
After kicking the Jaguars' collective asses up and down the field last night in an impressive Dolphins win, Fitzpatrick won't be handing the keys to the Ferrari over to Tua any time soon.
A quick start and two Fitzpatrick touchdown passes got the Dolphins off to a 21-7 halftime lead. Coming out of the half, a Fitzpatrick dive into the endzone took the score to 28-7, all but ending the game before the fourth quarter began.
mike gesicki is a superstar pic.twitter.com/hRGR15QcCG— josh houtz (@houtz) September 25, 2020
To recap: Dolphins > Jaguars. Beards > mustaches. Pepsi cans that reflect these scientific results will be available at your local 7-Eleven soon.