St. Louis/Los Angeles/Cleveland Rams: 1946-1949: The first NFL football helmet with a logo or design. Created by LA Rams halfback Fred Gerhke in 1946, who was trained in art. The original leather helmets were hand-painted by Gerhke, who played for the Rams in Cleveland in 1940 & 1945, and in LA from 1946-1949. In 1949, Riddell started making plastic shell helmets with the Rams logo.
1950-1964: As worn by NFL Hall of Famer Tom Fears, who played end for the LA Rams from 1948-1956.
1965-72: The George Allen years, featuring players Roman Gabriel, Jack Snow, Merlin Olsen, and Deacon Jones.
1973-1980: The Chuck Knox years, featuring players Jack Youngblood, Fred Dryer, Isiah Robertson, Tom Mack, Pat Haden, Ron Jessie and Lawrence McCutcheon.
1981-99: The John Robinson and Dick Vermeil years, featuring Eric Dickerson, Vince Ferragamo, Jim Everett, Flipper Anderson, Henry Ellard, Jerome Bettis, Jackie Slater, and Kevin Greene.
2000-Present: The Mike Martz years, featuring Orlando Pace, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner, Isaac Bruce, Tori Holt, and Steven Jackson.
Arizona/Phoenix/St. Louis/Chicago Cardinals: 1950-1959:
1953: As worn by Don Joyce.
1960-2004: As worn by Luke Owens.
Atlanta Falcons: 1966-1969:
Buffalo Bills: 1960:
Chicago Bears: 1940-1956:
1957-1972: The George Halas years, featuring Dick Butkus, Gale Sayers, Stan Jones, Mike Ditka, Willie Galimore, Doug Atkins, Bill George, and Brian Piccolo.
1973-Present: The Mike Ditka years, featuring Walter Payton, Dan Hampton, Allan Page, Mike Singletary, Richard Dent, Jim McMahon, Neal Anderson, William “Refrigerator” Perry, and Brian Urlacher.
Cincinnati Bengals: 1968-1980: The Paul Brown years, featuring Charlie Joiner, Ken Anderson, Isaac Curtis, Lemar Parrish, and Bob Trumpy.
1979-Present: The Sam Wyche years, featuring Anthony Munoz, Cris Collinsworth, Boomer Esiason, James Brooks, Max Montoya, Corey Dillon, Chad Johnson, and Carson Palmer.
Cleveland Browns: 1946-1956:
Dallas Cowboys: 1960-1963:
Denver Broncos: 1960-1961: As worn by Frank Tripucka.
Indianapolis/Baltimore Colts: 1950:
Kansas City Chiefs/Dallas Texans: 1960-1962:
Miami Dolphins: 1966: As worn by Manny Fernandez.
Philadelphia Eagles: 1948-1949:
1955-1968: As worn by Bobby Walston.
San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers: 1960:
1961-1973: As worn by Dick Deegan.
1974-1987: As worn by Charlie Joiner.
San Francisco 49ers: 1946-1955: As worn by Y.A. Tittle, Hugh McElhenny, Billy Wilson, Bob St. Clair, and Joe Perry.
1959-1962: As worn by receiver Billy Wilson from 1959-1960.
1959-1962: As worn by NFL Hall of Fame running back Joe Perry.
1962-1963: As worn by NFL Hall of Fame defensive tackle Leo Nomellini.
1964-1995: The Dick Nolan and Bill Walsh years, featuring Jimmie Johnson, John Brodie, Gene Washington, Dave Wilcox, Joe Montana, Fred Dean, Dwight Clark, Ronnie Lott, Jerry Rice, Roger Craig, and Steve Young.
1996-Present: The Steve Mariucci years, featuring Jeff Garcia, Garrison Hearst, and Terrell Owens.
Washington/Boston Redskins: Early 1950’s: As worn by Sammy Baugh.
1954-1956: The first appearance of “Redskin Red” on their helmet.
1957-1958: The Notre Dame “gold” helmet, as worn by Johnny Olszewski.
1959-1964: As worn by Norm Snead and Bobby Mitchell.
1965-68: The Otto Graham years, featuring Sonny Jurgensen, Charley Taylor, Stan Jones, Paul Krause, and Sam Huff.
1969: The year of Vince Lombardi.
1970-71: Farewell Vince Lombardi, welcome George Allen.
1972-1981: The George Allen and Jack Pardee years, featuring Billy Kilmer, Ken Houston, and Deacon Jones.
1982-Present: The Joe Gibbs years, featuring Joe Theisman, John Riggins, Art Monk, Darrell Green, and Stephen Davis.
To Be Continued…