As of next year's draft, the traditional logo that everyone's recognizes as the NFL shield will be getting a new look. Don't start worrying just yet though, as the changes aren't too drastic. That is a good thing because when I first heard that the shield was going to change, I started wondering just how much it would be different. Thankfully, as you can see below, the changes are minimal and aren't bad either.
The league is creating a leaner, meaner version of the iconic logo that will debut at the NFL draft in April, 2008. The revamped shield will be slightly taller and thinner, with a new football, fewer stars and darker colors, says Lisa Baird, the NFL's senior vice president of marketing. The redesign marks the first changes to the shield since 1980.