1944 - present Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)
1943 Philadelphia - Pittsburgh Steagles (NFL)
1933 - 1942 Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)
When Bert Bell established his NFL franchise in Philadelphia in 1933, the country was struggling to recover from the Great Depression. New president Franklin D. Roosevelt had introduced his "New Deal" program through the National Recovery Administration, which had the Eagle as its symbol. Since Bell hoped his franchise also was headed for a new deal, he picked Eagles as the team name.