The eighth installment of the Coat of Arms – NFL edition series. It is the five-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. Founded in 1971, the team motto is “Do Your Job.”
New England Patriots – Coat of Arms (NFL)
If you have ever heard of the term ‘sports dynasty’, you would probably think of a team like the New England Patriots. If that does not ring a bell, then names like Tom Brady and Bill Belichick should. Still not helping? Spygate, Deflategate, Cheatgate, Tuckgate, etc. Seriously, just Google them already.
But back to the point, even with an NFL team that constantly shrouds itself in controversy, they are not without success. Because of this continual success, it comes with five Super Bowl Championships. In addition, an outstandingly thorough topping of the AFC East and somehow averaging at least 11 wins a season. This is with the same quarterback and coach for the past two decades.
With this addition into the Coat of Arms – NFL edition series, the design uses the Patriots logo and wordmark for the top of the shield. Below are the Patriots logo and the state of Massachusetts, home of Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, in the Patriot blue color. In addition, behind the shield is the customary sword in the same blue.
The top ribbon reads ‘EST. 1971’ for the founding year of the team. The bottom ribbon reads ‘DO YOUR JOB’ as the team motto. Both are in the Patriots red color and are surrounded by accent leaves and roots in the same coloration. Around the shield are more accents in blue.
The shield is split in the Patriots red and blue with a rust overlay to make the shield have age. The perimeter of the shield is a black overlay with a gray to white gradient. Lastly, the middle of the shield uses a white overlay to allow the logos and images to stand out further.