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#1 smith03

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Posted November 24, 2010 - 12:08

I first began to notice NFL teams wearing the logos of jersey companies in the early 1990s. The Wilson "W" began to show up on Vikings jerseys in 1990. Here is their history


Minnesota Vikings
1990-92 Wilson
1993 Russel
1994-98 Starter
1999-2000 Puma
2001-present Reebook
2011 Reebook (schedule)
2012 Nike (schedule)

How about the other NFL teams?
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Posted November 24, 2010 - 16:53

I first began to notice NFL teams wearing the logos of jersey companies in the early 1990s. The Wilson "W" began to show up on Vikings jerseys in either 1990 or 91. Here is their history


Minnesota Vikings
199?-92 Wilson
1993 Russel
1994-98 Starter
1999-2000 Puma
2001-present Reebook
2011 Reebook (schedule)
2012 Nike (schedule)

How about the other NFL teams?


IIRC, the Starter logo didn't show up on the Packers' sleeves (hey, remember sleeves?) until 1992.

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(Prior to the Ron Wolf era, they bought their jerseys from local merchant Bertrand's Sporting Goods. He put an end to that, and ordered direct from the manufacturer. Too bad.)

In 1997, Nike got the deal, one set of Lombardi-era sleeve stripes was eliminated (Packers haven't won the Super Bowl since...OMG TEH CONSPIRACY), and the swoosh showed up.

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I believe it stayed until Reebok came aboard in 2001.

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Posted November 24, 2010 - 17:17

Eagles had Russel logos from either the late '80s or early '90s -> 1996 (first year of redesign.) In 1997 they went with Starter, and the road jerseys were modified to look more like the homes. In 1999 they were Puma, then in '02 they switched to the Reebok Vector.

Also, for some reason, when searching for game worn 1997 Eagles jerseys to confirm the switch to Starter, this image came up in Google:

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Posted November 28, 2010 - 13:35

of course Houston Texans have used just Reebok since joining the league
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Posted November 28, 2010 - 14:49

I know both the '97 and '98 Broncos superbowl winning teams wore nike

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Posted November 29, 2010 - 01:06

I know Nike's logo was on the Broncos' set in 1996...maybe even 1995. I believe Wilson's logo was on the set from 1990 until the switch to Nike, and it was Nike until the switch to Reebok in 2002.

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Posted November 29, 2010 - 08:30

I know Nike's logo was on the Broncos' set in 1996...maybe even 1995. I believe Wilson's logo was on the set from 1990 until the switch to Nike, and it was Nike until the switch to Reebok in 2002.


Almost...

1989-1995 - Wilson
1996-2000 - Nike
2001-2011 - Reebok

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Posted November 29, 2010 - 10:45

I have a full list and if you can give me a little time, I can post it here.

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Posted November 29, 2010 - 12:28

that would be great thanks Timmy b
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Posted November 29, 2010 - 12:36

Eagles had Russel logos from either the late '80s or early '90s -> 1996 (first year of redesign.) In 1997 they went with Starter, and the road jerseys were modified to look more like the homes. In 1999 they were Puma, then in '02 they switched to the Reebok Vector.

Also, for some reason, when searching for game worn 1997 Eagles jerseys to confirm the switch to Starter, this image came up in Google:

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OOOOOOOHHHHH YEEEEEEEEEEEES! nothing like a good paul bearer image in the morning.

upon my google searching, the jets wore the champion mark on their sleeves as far back as '91. when they switched to their current uniform set for the 1998 season, they went to starter for a season and in 1999, they switched over to nike. they were with nike for three seasons ('98-'00) and, by 2001, changed over to reebok.

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Posted November 29, 2010 - 14:27

OOOOOOOHHHHH YEEEEEEEEEEEES! nothing like a good paul bearer image in the morning.



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Posted November 29, 2010 - 18:36

To the best of my knowledge, the Chargers finally started wearing manufacturers' logos in 1994.

1994-1998: Starter
1999-2001: Adidas
2002-present: Reebok

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Posted November 29, 2010 - 18:49

To the best of my knowledge, the Chargers finally started wearing manufacturers' logos in 1994.

1994-1998: Starter
1999-2001: Adidas
2002-present: Reebok

I could be mistaken, but I thought they wore Russell in 94.
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Posted November 29, 2010 - 18:55

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Nope, they wore Starter in '94 - proof being that Seau is wearing the 75th Anniversary Patch from 1994 and the Starter logo in the picture on the left.

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Posted November 29, 2010 - 18:56

Pittsburgh Steelers

1990-1996 Starter
1997-2010 Nike
2001-2011 Reebok
2012- Nike

Detroit Lions
1990-1992 Wilson
1993-1994 APEX
1995-1998 Reebok
1999-2000 Puma
2001-2011 Reebok
2012- Nike

Dallas Cowboys
1990-1992 Russell
1993-1995 APEX
1996-2000 Nike
2001-2011 Reebok
2012- Nike

Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders
1990-1995 Starter
1996-2000 Nike
2001-2011 Reebok
2012- Nike

San Francisco 49ers
1991-1995 Wilson
1996-1998 Reebok
1999-2001 Adidas
2002-2011 Reebok
2012- Nike

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Posted November 30, 2010 - 11:09

CARDINALS:
1992-1996: Russell
1997: Wilson
1998: Logo Athletic
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

FALCONS:
1991: Champion
1992-1997: Russell
1998: Reebok
1999-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

RAVENS:
1996: Russell
1997-1998: Starter
1999-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

BILLS:
1988-1996: Champion
1997: Wilson
1998: Logo Athletic
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

PANTHERS:
1995-1996: Reebok
1997-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

BEARS:
1992: Wilson
1993-1996: Champion
1997-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

BENGALS:
1989-1996: Champion
1997: Wilson
1998: Champion
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

BROWNS:
1990: MacGregor
1992-1995: Russell
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

COWBOYS:
1992: Russell
1993-1994: Apex
1995: Nike (NOT allowed to display logo)
1996-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

BRONCOS:
1989-1994: Wilson
1995: Wilson Staff
1996-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

LIONS:
1990: MacGregor
1991-1992: Wilson
1993-1994: Apex
1995-1998: Reebok
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

PACKERS:
1992-1996: Starter
1997-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

TEXANS:
2002-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

COLTS:
1987-1992: Champion
1993-1994: Wilson
1995: Wilson Staff
1996-1997: Wilson
1998: Logo Athletic
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

JAGUARS:
1995: Wilson Staff
1996-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

CHIEFS:
1989-1994: Wilson
1995: Wilson Staff
1996: Wilson
1997-1998: Reebok
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

DOLPHINS:
1990-1994: Wilson
1995: Wilson Staff
1996: Wilson
1997-1998: Starter
1999-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

VIKINGS:
1990-1991: Wilson or Russell (both appear to have been used)
1992: Wilson
1993: Russell
1994-1998: Starter
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

PATRIOTS:
1993-1994: Apex
1995-1998: Starter
1999-2001: Adidas
2002-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

SAINTS:
1990-1996: Champion
1997-1998: Reebok
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

GIANTS:
1992-1994: Apex
1995-1998: Reebok
1999-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

JETS:
1985-1991: Champion
1992-1993: Starter
1994-1996: Champion
1997-1998: Starter
1999-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

RAIDERS:
1991: Wilson
1992-1995: Starter
1996-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

EAGLES:
1992-1996: Russell
1997-1998: Starter
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

STEELERS:
1993-1996: Starter
1997-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

RAMS:
1993-1996: Russell
1997: Wilson
1998: Logo Athletic
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

CHARGERS:
1993: Russell
1994-1998: Starter
1999-2001: Adidas
2002-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

49ERS:
1991-1994: Wilson
1995: Wilson Staff
1996-1998: Reebok
1999-2001: Adidas
2002-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

SEAHAWKS:
1989-1994: Wilson
1995: Wilson Staff
1996-1997: Wilson
1998: Logo Athletic
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

BUCCANEERS:
1992-1994: Russell
1995: Wilson Staff
1996-1997: Wilson
1998-2001: Adidas
2002-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

OILERS/TITANS:
1989: Russell
1992-1993: Russell
1994: Wilson
1995: Wilson Staff
1996-1997: Wilson
1998: Logo Athletic
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

REDSKINS:
1990: MacGregor
1991-1996: Starter
1997: Wilson
1998: Starter
1999-2001: Adidas
2002-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

That's what I have...

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Posted November 30, 2010 - 14:21

If Russell did indeed make the Chargers' unis in 1993, they didn't put their logo on. This is a picture from then - note the lack of a sleeve logo.

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Posted November 30, 2010 - 17:52

CARDINALS:
1992-1996: Russell
1997: Wilson
1998: Logo Athletic
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

FALCONS:
1991: Champion
1992-1997: Russell
1998: Reebok
1999-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

RAVENS:
1996: Russell
1997-1998: Starter
1999-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

BILLS:
1988-1996: Champion
1997: Wilson
1998: Logo Athletic
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

PANTHERS:
1995-1996: Reebok
1997-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

BEARS:
1992: Wilson
1993-1996: Champion
1997-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

BENGALS:
1989-1996: Champion
1997: Wilson
1998: Champion
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

BROWNS:
1990: MacGregor
1992-1995: Russell
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

COWBOYS:
1992: Russell
1993-1994: Apex
1995: Nike (NOT allowed to display logo)
1996-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

BRONCOS:
1989-1994: Wilson
1995: Wilson Staff
1996-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

LIONS:
1990: MacGregor
1991-1992: Wilson
1993-1994: Apex
1995-1998: Reebok
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

PACKERS:
1992-1996: Starter
1997-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

TEXANS:
2002-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

COLTS:
1987-1992: Champion
1993-1994: Wilson
1995: Wilson Staff
1996-1997: Wilson
1998: Logo Athletic
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

JAGUARS:
1995: Wilson Staff
1996-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

CHIEFS:
1989-1994: Wilson
1995: Wilson Staff
1996: Wilson
1997-1998: Reebok
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

DOLPHINS:
1990-1994: Wilson
1995: Wilson Staff
1996: Wilson
1997-1998: Starter
1999-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

VIKINGS:
1990-1991: Wilson or Reebok (both appear to have been used)
1992: Wilson
1993: Russell
1994-1998: Starter
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

PATRIOTS:
1993-1994: Apex
1995-1998: Starter
1999-2001: Adidas
2002-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

SAINTS:
1990-1996: Champion
1997-1998: Reebok
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

GIANTS:
1992-1994: Apex
1995-1998: Reebok
1999-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

JETS:
1985-1991: Champion
1992-1993: Starter
1994-1996: Champion
1997-1998: Starter
1999-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

RAIDERS:
1991: Wilson
1992-1995: Starter
1996-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

EAGLES:
1992-1996: Russell
1997-1998: Starter
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

STEELERS:
1993-1996: Starter
1997-2000: Nike
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

RAMS:
1993-1996: Russell
1997: Wilson
1998: Logo Athletic
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

CHARGERS:
1993: Russell
1994-1998: Starter
1999-2001: Adidas
2002-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

49ERS:
1991-1994: Wilson
1995: Wilson Staff
1996-1998: Reebok
1999-2001: Adidas
2002-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

SEAHAWKS:
1989-1994: Wilson
1995: Wilson Staff
1996-1997: Wilson
1998: Logo Athletic
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

BUCCANEERS:
1992-1994: Russell
1995: Wilson Staff
1996-1997: Wilson
1998-2001: Adidas
2002-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

OILERS/TITANS:
1989: Russell
1992-1993: Russell
1994: Wilson
1995: Wilson Staff
1996-1997: Wilson
1998: Logo Athletic
1999-2000: Puma
2001-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

REDSKINS:
1990: MacGregor
1991-1996: Starter
1997: Wilson
1998: Starter
1999-2001: Adidas
2002-2010: Reebok
2011 (scheduled): Reebok
2012 (scheduled): Nike

That's what I have...


so how many of these companies actually manufactured the uniforms as opposed to keeping the same manufacturer and slapping a new logo on it?

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Posted November 30, 2010 - 20:52

None, so far as I know.

Ripon made (makes?) all on-field jerseys, to the specs of the manufacturer, going back a while.

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Posted November 30, 2010 - 21:04

I thought that the Redskins used Nike at one point or at the very least sold Nike replicas at the stadium.