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The Logo Progression Of Every NFL Team Since 1920


Via The Sports Design Blog, comes this handy (and spectacular) chart of every NFL logo since 1920 (note: the chart is current as of last June, so it doesn’t include the new Panthers logo). According to SD, the golden age of logo redesign was the 60s, which is the period most NFL teams established their visual identity. Two other notes: the Redskins hold the record for most redesigns (9), and the Steelers have gone the longest without touching their logo (1963), followed by the Cowboys (1964), the Raiders (1964), and the Vikings (1966).

Here’s the chart; click (twice) to enlarge.


[h/t Reddit]


  • Nadeem

    The Chicago Bears and Chicago Cardinals were both established in 1920 while the Green Bay Packers were established in 1921, yet your chart shows the Packers as the oldest team in football which is incorrect.

  • Brimiker

    The Packers were founded in 1919 but didn’t join the NFL until two years later. The Chicago Cardinals are older than that…

  • Bulgogitacos

    The 49ers didn’t add a black outline around the letters until 89? 90? Sometime around then.

  • Federalist 78

    The Arizona Cardinals entered the “NFL” in 1920 as the Racine Cardinals, because .   They changed their name to Chicago Cardinals in 1922 when a team joined the league from Racine, Wisconsin.   They could not have had a double C in 1920.  

    The Chicago Bears were in operation since before 1920 as the Decatur Staleys.  In 1921, they became the Chicago Staleys, and in 1922 they became the Chicago Bears.  Yet you have no logo before 1940.   

  • Guest

    The Racine Cardinals were named that because of the street/neighborhood in which they originally played, which is in Chicago. They were founded in 1898. They were never located in Wisconsin. Nor north of Madison Ave, for those real trivia buffs. =)

  • Guest

    The Racine Cardinals were named that because of the street/neighborhood in which they originally played, which is in Chicago. They were founded in 1898. They were never located in Wisconsin. Nor north of Madison Ave, for those real trivia buffs. =)

  • Guest

    The Racine Cardinals were named that because of the street/neighborhood in which they originally played, which is in Chicago. They were founded in 1898. They were never located in Wisconsin. Nor north of Madison Ave, for those real trivia buffs. =)


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