Denver Broncos Logo Review
The Denver Broncos was established in 1960 as a small American football team in Denver, Colorado by Bob Howsam. This humble football team has now become the most successful professional American Football teams of the National Football League. Initially they had to work hard to overcome the “Losers” status as they suffered many defeats. The Denver Broncos later joined the National Football League when American Football League merged into National Football league in 1970.
After the successful consecutive wins at the Super Bowl championship in 1998 and in 1999, they became the superstars of the National Football League. They even won six AFC Championships. The Four players John Elway, Floyd Little, Gary Zimmerman and Shannon Sharpe of the Denver Broncos have marked their way into the pro football National Football League Hall of Fame.
The Evolution of Denver Broncos Logo
When the Broncos debuted in 1960, their logo and original uniforms was widely criticized as their play on the field. The logo featured a football player with white and mustard yellow jersey, with contrasting brown helmet, brown pants, and vertically striped socks. While riding on a yellow bronco. It looked like the University of Wyoming’s cowboy silhouette.
Due to the criticism the initial logos as well as uniforms were changed into the much accepted design of 1962. It featured a bucking horse and the new colors used in the logo were white, blue and orange. It was quite amateurish but with the modifications and alterations it gained its popularity with the team’s fans. The 1962 orange and white Denver Broncos uniforms were designed by Laura North-Allen.
From the year 1962 to 1967, the Denver Broncos logo displayed a football player riding an orange bronco with a ball in his hands. The blue, white and orange color schemes of this Denver Broncos logo gave it a sporty and fun filled look. These colors also represent the team’s official colors. In the year 1968, the Denver Broncos again changed their design. It was popularly called as the Orange Crush. Their logo was also redesigned to suit the change, so the logo was redesigned in a way that the horse was coming out of the letter “D”. In this new design the bronco was depicted to blow out smoke from its nostrils. The letter “D” represented the team’s affiliation with its homeland Denver. Moreover the helmets were also changed to blue.
After the year 1996 the Denver Broncos again changed the logo and uniform design. To revitalize the team in 1997 there was a radical change in their logo as well as their uniforms. This 1997 logo has gained such popularity that the team continues it till date. The present logo has a profile of a swift looking horse’s head. More or less this logo gives a slight resemblance to Nike logo. The present Denver Broncos logo symbolizes and communicates visually the attitude of the team – full of charging spirit and sportsmanship. With renewed design they charged and won their first ever Super Bowl!!