The 32 official hats of the 2018 NFL Draft, ranked
New Era has revealed the hats NFL rookies will wear when they’re chosen in the upcoming draft, and this year it’s all about the phrases.
Specifically, each hat has a team-specific phrase on the front and embroidered into the headband. So we decided to rank them based on how cool the two sayings combined are.
32. Dallas Cowboys
“America’s Team” belongs to another era of Cowboys football. Don’t you feel like there are so many other teams that deserve to be “Team America” now? Or do we have to pretend that a franchise is “America’s team” to begin with? Come up with something new, please.
31. San Francisco 49ers
“Niners” is just the nickname of the team, not an original phrase.
30. Arizona Cardinals
“Cardinals Football”? Too bad, because “Rise Up Red Sea” is pretty cool.
29. Jacksonville Jaguars
28. Buffalo Notes
The weird spellings that look like typos bother me, and it also reminds me of Bill Belichick, who coaches the Bills’ rivals.
27. Miami Dolphins
We understood! Fins.
26. Philadelphia Eagles
I know I’m evaluating based on sentences – and these are correct, and yes, I know all about Fly eagles fly – but you don’t mind that the Eagles logo is off center?
25. New York Giants
The Giants probably couldn’t go any other direction here, so they went for the classics.
24. Denver Broncos
Not terrible either, but not great either.
23. New York Jets
Well I guess.
22. Houston Texans
Yes, we know you are Texans.
21. Los Angeles Chargers
I don’t need to see inside. “Superchargers”? That’s it?
20. Carolina Panthers
They should have reversed it – I prefer to wear a hat with “KEEP POUNDING” on the front.
19. Baltimore Ravens
How about an Edgar Allen Poe reference? I am kidding. But “Ravens Flock” is fine.
18. Indianapolis Colts
Twitter was confused by “Colts Forged” last year. We are still waiting for someone to enlighten us.
17. Minnesota Vikings
If I penalized the Eagles for an off-center logo, I have to do the same with the Vikes. But “Defend the North” is so good.
16. Washington Redskins
I can’t decide if the much shorter “HTTR” would have been better or worse. Probably worse.
15. Kansas City Chiefs
Right in the middle, that is to say where it is classified.
14. Tennessee Titans
I like “Titan Up” because it’s punny.
13. Detroit Lions
“One Pride” grows in me.
12. Cleveland Browns
I totally agree with calling Cleveland “The Land”.
11. Cincinnati Bengals
Everybody loves “Who Dey”, don’t they?
10. New Orleans Saints
Sums it up pretty well.
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8. Green Bay Packers
“Titletown USA” is one of the top 10 sports phrases.
7. Atlanta Falcons
Two great phrases to choose from.
6. Los Angeles Rams
Today I learned that “Mob Squad” is a thing with the Rams.
5. New England Patriots
A hat that says “DO YOUR JOB” is a message to the player being drafted, which is simply the most patriotic thing ever.
4. Oakland Raiders
I love that they used “Just win baby”.
3. Pittsburgh Steelers
Simple and precise.
2. Chicago Bears
I admit I’m probably biased because “Monsters of the Midway” is the perfect sports nickname.
1. Seattle Seahawks
Look at the creativity!!! The use of the “12” flag is perfect and you don’t even need words inside to know what is being said.