Branding is everything in the NFL. Before even taking the field, some teams have already stolen the advantage. When you see these things coming out of the tunnel, you will be quakin' in your boots.
32. Cleveland Browns
As boring as they are to watch, their helmets are equally as boring. The Cavs may have won a title for Cleveland, but the Browns are still taking the L here.
31. Washington Redskins
Too much controversy around the Redskins current logo. This automatically places them towards the bottom of the list.
30. Chicago Bears
It may be a classic, but there's just not much too it. I don't see them changing it anytime soon, and it's a little too bland for me.
29. New York Jets
Not much creativity here. In my opinion, the older Jets logo were much nicer. Until they go back to them, they're staying towards the bottom of the list.
28. New Orleans Saints
While the gold is nice, some people find the use of the fleur de lis racist. It can be related to a symbol of slavery, and people take offense to that. A nice helmet, but the potential controversy leaves it lower on the list.
27. Kansas City Chiefs
An arrowhead with the KC inside. Could definitely use a revamp/redesign.
26. Indianapolis Colts
A clean look, but again, just not much to this one. I feel like they could do a little more with the color design on the helmet, especially the cage, to make it pop a little more.
25. San Fransisco 49ers
Another example of a somewhat bland logo. The color scheme is actually nice with the gold, but the SF isn't doing much for me.
24. Houston Texans
Nothing terrible about this helmet, but also nothing too great. Average at best, and definitely has room for improvement on the actual logo.
23. New York Giants
Another clean look, but still a little dull. The blue on the helmet is a nice color and definitely stands out. They could surely use a new logo on the side though, instead of just the NY.
22. Tennesse Titans
The flame is what gets me here. The logo isn't terrible, but the flame stemming off the end seems a little childish. In 2016 they can easily think of something cooler than a flame.
21. Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals helmet is actually pretty nice. Representing the bengal, the colors and design work well together. They don't have a logo on it though, which prevents me from putting them up higher.
20. Detroit Lions
The Lions have a very high potential here. Silver and blue go together perfectly, but the lion seems a little old fashioned. Upgrade the lion, and you move up on the list.
19. Baltimore Ravens
The combination of black and purple isn't hitting the spot for me. Honestly, I think if they went with more purple the helmet would have much more pop and appeal.
18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay's helmet resembles Oaklands a little too much for me. Change up the flag a little, and it has the potential to be great.
17. Jacksonville Jaguars
The jaguar on the side is a great logo in my opinion. The two color schemes on the helmet is what stops me from putting it higher up. If it was an all black helmet I think it would look nicer.
16. Atlanta Falcons
Red and black together always works well. A fierce red falcon on an all black helmet can never go wrong.
15. Buffalo Bills
A classic helmet with a little change. They've kept it pretty close to the original, and use great colors. I see a little room for improvement, but overall a good helmet.
14. Minnesota Vikings
An example of more purple working well here. Also, the simple, yet nice viking horn goes well with the purple.
13. New England Patriots
Another helmet with great colors, but could still do a little more. I like the logo, but with a little tweaking the Patriots could definitely move up higher on the list.
12. Pittsburgh Steelers
A great example of not doing too much. An all black helmet with some subtle yellow, blue, and red. Some may find it boring, but I think it's a classic that still has some appeal to it.
11. Philadelphia Eagles
Green and white like the jets, but they actually pull it off well. The eagle wing on the side is a great look, and they definitely make it work.
10. Green Bay Packers
The packers have had relatively the same logo since 1961. It may not be the most interesting helmet out there, but history holds some weight here. A classic nonetheless, which earns the top 10 here.
9. Los Angeles Rams
The move to Los Angeles could serve the Rams well. A little color change may be on the way, but the ram horns on the side will still stay. A great look for a team trying to make it big in a new city.
8. Denver Broncos
The bronco on the helmet is what earns the Broncos a top 10 spot. That orange eye, the determined look, and smooth design. One of the better animals to be shown on the side of a helmet.
7. Arizona Cardinals
All white is always a clean look. With the addition of a stern looking cardinal, the Cardinals are towards the top of the NFL with this one.
6. Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks use a great scheme with their logo. It wraps around the back, and shows on both sides. It's also a great look for a seahawk, while still appearing angry.
5. Carolina Panthers
The Broncos may have beat them in the Super Bowl, but the Panthers are taking the dub here. Another great mascot, and the silver and blue wins me over.
4. Miami Dolphins
The white, orange, and blue is what gets me here. One of the best color schemes in the NFL in my opinion.
3. Dallas Cowboys
You almost have to put the Cowboys at the top. The star is tough to rival, and once Americas team, the Cowboys earn a top 3 spot.
2. Oakland Radiers
Silver and black can never go wrong. While they haven't won too much lately, they earn the #2 spot here.
1. San Diego Chargers
With the top spot, the Chargers helmet wins it here. Possibly the best example of an all white helmet with some detail. That lightning bolt outlined in light blue is as clean as it gets.