Here’s why the Chargers and 4 other NFL teams don’t have mascots

by: Nexstar Media Wire, Addy Bink

Posted: September 25, 2022 / 08:30 AM PDT

Updated: September 25, 2022 / 3:25 PM PDT

There is Sir Purr with the Carolina Panthers and Sourdough Sam with the San Francisco 49ers. The Baltimore Ravens have Poe and the Indianapolis Colts have Blue. No, these aren’t special players you’ve never heard of – they’re mascots.

There is a total of 32 teams in the National Football League. Five are mascot-less in the 2022 season: the Green Bay Packers, the Los Angeles Chargers, the New York Giants, the New York Jets, and the Washington Commanders.

Here’s a look at the current NFL team mascots:

Of the five teams that don’t have a mascot, one is on track to add one. As part of their current rebranding, the Commanders are giving fans a chance to vote on their mascot later this month.

Regardless, here are the five NFL teams that, as of the start of the 2022 season, do not have an official on-field mascot.

Green Bay Packers

The name “Packers” is a nod to the Acme Meat Packing Company, which no longer exists but helped start the team in the early 1900s. See the article : Jack Del Rio Is Sharing The Feelings Of Many Coaches In The NFL.

Not exactly a good mascot to represent the Packers either, although the team tried. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers introduced a sausage-carrying, bearded giant known as Packy Packer in the 1980s. He survived only two seasons and the Packers were without a mascot after that.

A Packers spokesperson tells Nexstar that a mascot never seemed to catch on or naturally align with the team’s “already rich history and tradition.”

“We find that our fans are engaged with our games and excited about the team in their own ways.”

While they are without a mascot, the Packers do have cheerleaders.

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Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers had an unofficial mascot – Boltman – while they were in San Diego. On the same subject : Minium: ODU Cheerleaders Coach Tara Lynne Cannon Shows Her Team’s Love. In 2018, the man behind Boltman, Dan Jauregui, stepped down from the role after 22 years.

In 2020, the Chargers “acquired” an unofficial furry mascot, Bolt, a puppy on his way to becoming a service dog. The Chargers partnered with Canine Companions for Independence to follow Bolt on his journey. He also appeared at various team practices and games.

Bolt later graduated and the Chargers brought in a new puppy, Brisket. The team used to have a cheer squad, known as the Charger Girls, but they were disbanded last year.

The Chargers did not respond to Nexstar’s request for comment.

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New York Giants

There isn’t really an answer as to why the Giants don’t have a mascot – they just don’t. This may interest you : Gold Coast man Jayden Moorea accused of killing cheerleader accused of indecent treatment of girl. However, there was a Campbell Soup ad in the early 2010s that featured a woman in a big-headed Giants player outfit.

Additionally, the team has no cheerleaders.

The Giants did not respond to Nexstar’s request for comment.

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New York Jets

While it might seem easy enough for the Jets to have a mascot, the team doesn’t have one — they even note it on their FAQ page. The team has cheerleaders, known as the Jets Aircrew.

The Jets did not respond to Nexstar’s request for comment.

Washington Commanders

Of all the five teams on this list, the Commanders are the closest to having a mascot. As part of their rebranding, the Commanders recently asked fans to vote on what mascot they should have.

Voting has now closed, but fans could choose from one of four categories: dog, pig, historical figure or superhero.

According to the Commanders’ website, renderings of the top-voted picks will be shared during the team’s game on Sept. 25. Attendees will then have the opportunity to vote on their favorite design.

Do NFL teams still have mascots?

For the most part, team mascots belonged to college sports teams, baseball teams, but not the National Football League. Of the 32 teams in the NFL, only five do not have mascots.

How much does an NFL mascot make per year? How Much Does an NFL Mascot Make? Although there is no set rate for every mascot in the NFL, the average mascot in 2022 is said to earn $60,000 annually. Other leagues, such as MLB, the NHL, and the NBA, have different rates for how much annual revenue their mascots take home.

Did the Yankees ever have a mascot?

Dandy was the mascot of the New York Yankees between 1979 and 1981. He was a large pinstriped bird that had a Yankee hat.

Do the Yankees have a mascot? Bronxie is a male red-eared slider turtle and was adopted by Yankees pitcher Nestor Cortes in September 2021. Shortly after Bronxie joined the lineup, the Yankees went on a seven-game winning streak, earning the turtle his title as the lucky charm of the team .

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