NEW YORK -- The NFL will celebrate its 100th season in 2019 with a yearlong series of "NFL 100" events.
The league says the historic celebration will salute fans; highlight the unifying nature of football and its positive impact in communities; bring together generations of past, present and future players; and look ahead to the NFL's next 100 years.
A special "NFL 100" logo was unveiled Thursday night during halftime of the Denver Broncos-Arizona Cardinals game. It will be prominently displayed throughout the 100th season during celebrations on the field; in stadiums, game broadcasts, NFL Films and NFL Network programming; and in digital and social media content. The logo will be featured on game balls and on every player's game jersey in the neck area.
NFL 100 will officially kick off at the Super Bowl in Atlanta.
"For nearly 100 years, the NFL has been part of the fabric of America, unifying communities and bringing fans together to support their favorite teams and players," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said.
"Next year, we will join our fans in celebrating what this incredible game means to each of us."
A panel of former players, general managers, coaches, NFL historians and media will select an all-time team and the 10 greatest coaches in NFL history.