The name Philadelphia Eagles come from the Blue Eagle symbol which was used as the logo of the New Deal Stimulus Program introduced during the 1930s Great Depression. The same Blue Eagle of the New Deal Stimulus Program stands as the Philadelphia Eagles logo as well. For most of the franchise's history, the logo has been a green eagle clutching a football in its talons. The eagle is a symbol of the team’s lofty spirit and ingenuity.
1996 - Present
The team’s logo changed in 1996, with the eagle limited to a white bald head, drawn in a more cartoon based style. The eagle has determined and aggressive attack look with mouth open. The logo has a silver border to give it a 3-D look. The current logo has a hidden “E” on the neck of the eagle.
1987 - 1995
In 1987 a new and different design of the eagle was introduced. The eagle is now flying right to left and the green eagle has now a white accent through out its body and wings. Again carrying a brown football.
1973 - 1986
A green eagles football helmet.
1969 - 1972
A new designed logo was created in 1969. A green eagle carrying a white football. The wings look very similar to wings on a jet.
1948 - 1968
From 1948 – 1995, the team logo was an eagle in flight carrying a football in its claws. The design was similar to the Apollo 11 emblem, and its moon-landing craft was dubbed Eagle, players wore the flight’s mission patch on their jerseys during 1969.
1944 - 1947
A green eagle flying while holding a football in its claws.
In 1943, when manpower shortages stemming from World War II made it impossible to fill the roster, the team merged with the Pittsburgh Steelers forming the “Phil-Pitt Eagles” and were known as the “Steagles.” The merger, never intended as a permanent arrangement, was dissolved at the end of the 1943 season. The logo is a black eagle grabbing a black helmet.
1936 - 1942
A green and white eagle holding a green football while taking off.
1933 - 1935
Eagles first logo is a blue and white eagle flying grasping a blue football.