The NFL is Celebrating 100 Seasons


This is the logo the NFL is using for their 100th season. Every team is wearing this logo on their jerseys.

Carson Keaton, Sports Editor

The beginning of the 2019 NFL Season marks the 100th Season of the NFL and every team is wearing an NFL 100 logo somewhere on their uniforms.

This offseason has been filled with big trades, player holdouts, and coaching changes. Two players who have been playing together for the Pittsburgh Steelers for five years, wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le’veon Bell have both found new homes. Antonio Brown moved to Oakland, Calif to play for the Oakland Raiders coached by Jon Gruden. This weekend it was announced that Antonio Brown was released by the Raiders and hours later he was signed by the New England Patriots. Le’veon Bell moved to East Rutherford, N.J. to play for the New York Jets and new head coach Adam Gase. 

There are seven new head coaches this season. Arizona hired Kliff Kingsbury who from 2013 to 2019 was the head coach of the Texas Tech University football team. This is his first time coaching any NFL team.

Cincinnati hired Zac Taylor who has worked as an assistant coach for the Rams and Dolphins. He also was the head coach for the University of Cincinnati in 2016. This is his first season as a head coach for an NFL team.

Denver hired Vic Fangio who has coached in the NFL for 20 of the last 24 seasons. This is his first season as a head coach. Green Bay hired Matt LaFleur who has been an assistant coach for numerous NFL teams for the last 12 seasons.

Miami hired Brian Flores who has won four Super Bowls as an assistant coach for the New England Patriots. This is his first season as a head coach.

The New York Jets hired Adam Gase who has coached in the NFL for the past 16 seasons, and the past two years as the head coach for the Miami Dolphins. He was fired by the Dolphins on New Years, Eve 2018 and was hired by the Jets in January of 2019.

The seventh head coach hired in 2019 is Tampa Bay’s Bruce Arians. He coached in the NFL from 1989 to 2017. From 2013 to 2017 he was the head coach for the Arizona Cardinals leading them to an NFC Championship in 2015.

The first week of the NFL season is now over and 15 teams have a winning record, 15 have a losing record, and the Detroit Lions and the Arizona Cardinals ended in a tie. The Carolina’s home team, the Panthers lost 30-27 in a hard fought game. The Panthers were down at halftime but made a second half comeback that was so close to ending an opening weekend win.

The Panthers will play on Thursday Night Football against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who lost 31-17 to the San Francisco 49ers last weekend.

Two teams that really stood out this weekend were the Tennessee Titans who beat the Cleveland Browns 43-13 behind Marcus Mariota’s three passing touchdowns and the Baltimore Ravens 59-10 win over the Miami Dolphins behind quarterback Lamar Jackson’s five touchdown passes. 

The second week starts Thursday and has many important matchups. One is an NFC Championship rematch from last season, the New Orleans Saints versus the Los Angeles Rams. Both teams had close wins in week one, the Saints beat the Texans by two points with a last second field goal by Will Lutz. The Rams as mentioned earlier beat the Panthers by three points.

Week one of the 100th season of the NFL was surely exciting, from Antonio Brown’s news, to a last minute field goal to send the Saints to week two with one win under their belt. This season will end February 2, 2020 with Super Bowl LIV(53) in Miami Gardens, Fla.