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Updated May 11, 2019 12:02:15It’s no secret that many of the most recognizable NFL logos are from the 1960s.
But there are still some old school teams who still have some of their most recognizable names, including the San Francisco 49ers and the New England Patriots.
As part of its “50 Greatest Players of All Time” initiative, the NFL unveiled a few of its logos for its 50 greatest players, and here are five of the greatest.1.
Jerry Rice, RB, San Francisco49ersIn 1960, Jerry Rice was a wide receiver for the San Fran 49ers, the team that would go on to win the Super Bowl in 1967.
In the first season of his pro career, Rice went 11-1 for the 49ers before being traded to the Seattle Seahawks, where he had the longest touchdown streak in NFL history.
In 1969, Rice was traded to Detroit, where his team won the NFL’s first title, defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Superbowl.
Two years later, Rice helped the Lions win the NFL Championship.
Two more Super Bowls followed in 1972 and 1975.
In 1976, the 49er team went on to reach the Superdome for the first time in their history, defeating eventual Super Bowl champion the New York Giants in a game that ended in a tie.2.
Edgerrin James, RB and Super Bowl MVP, New EnglandPatriotsIn 1962, Edgerlin James was the best running back in the NFL.
The New England Pats had won two Super Bowl championships during his career, including two in 1966 and ’67.
The Pats’ defense held off the New Orleans Saints and the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VII to win a third consecutive championship.
James was named to the NFL All-Decade Team that season.
He also played in the first two Superbowls and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.3.
Steve Young, QB, New OrleansTexansIn 1966, Steve Young was a running back for the New Jersey Oilers.
Young was the quarterback for the Oilers in 1966.
The team went to two SuperBowls in 1967 and 1968 before finishing with a record of 16-9.
Young won a record nine Super Bowl rings in that time.4.
Brett Favre, QB and Superbowl MVP, Green BayPackersIn 1967, Brett Favor was a quarterback for Green Bay.
Favor started his career with the Cowboys in 1966 before moving to the Packers where he played from 1966-68.
Favors career was also marked by a Hall of Famer’s record-setting 17 touchdown passes in a single game.
In the 1968 playoffs, Favre went 2-for-4 for 32 yards and an interception.5.
Dan Marino, QB (and Super Bowl winner), Miami DolphinsDan Marino was the most decorated player in NFL History.
Marino started his professional career with San Diego and finished with a career record of 1,023 regular season and postseason passing yards.
The Dolphins won two division titles in two seasons, the first of which he led them to the Superbowl in 1970.
Marino won four Super Bowl titles in the span of two seasons.
He won a Super Bowl with the Dolphins in 1984.6.
Tony Romo, QB/WR, DallasCowboysIn 1970, Tony Romo was a full-time quarterback for Dallas.
Romo started the first 10 games of the season for the Cowboys before being injured in the second half of the game.
He missed the remainder of the year.
He then became the backup quarterback for a full season, going 9-7 for Dallas in 1970 and the first eight games of 1972.7.
Tom Brady, QB(and Superbowl winner), New EnglandRavensTom Brady was the Patriots quarterback from 2005-08.
Brady went 17-2 in that span and led the Patriots to the playoffs in each of his first two seasons before being fired in 2009.
Brady had a record-breaking 20 touchdown passes that season, leading the Patriots back to the AFC Championship.
Brady was inducting into the Patriots Hall of Honor.8.
Jim Brown, QB for the Cincinnati BengalsThe Cincinnati Bengals have been the longest active NFL franchise, having been formed in 1966, and the Bengals have had a number of memorable names in their illustrious history.
The first was legendary wide receiver Jim Brown.
Brown caught 617 passes for 2,971 yards and 18 touchdowns over his 13-year career with Cincinnati.
He was also a two-time Pro Bowler, finishing with 7,846 yards and 31 touchdowns.
Brown was induct to the Pro Bowl Hall of Honour in 2017.9.
Matt Ryan, QB of Atlanta FalconsThe Atlanta Falcons have been in the NFC since 2005.
In that span, they have won six Super Bowl games.
In 2007, Ryan was drafted No. 1 overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where the Falcons would win their first Super Bowl ever.10.
Mark Sanchez, QB the Philadelphia EaglesPhiladelphia Eagles have won a