Can You Name the NFL Team If We Give You Three of Their Franchise Legends?

By: Gavin Thagard
Can You Name the NFL Team If We Give You Three of Their Franchise Legends?
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About This Quiz

The roster turnover in the NFL is extremely high, and most players don't make it in the league for more than a few seasons, let alone do they stay with a single team for that amount of time. So, when a player goes from a team staple to a franchise legend, it says a lot about his skill and drive. 

What exactly makes a player a franchise legend, though? Is it their longevity with a team? Some players spent years with teams without being recognized as a top-tier player. Maybe, it's their community involvement and how much the city loves them. After all, the game is really about the fans, right? If that's true, why do teams trade fan-favorite players away? 

Perhaps there are a lot of factors that go into becoming a franchise player, but every legendary player definitely shares one quality, which is their skill. Franchise players are the best at what they do, and they leave it all on the field. 

How well do you know the legends who played for each franchise? If we give you three players, can you match them to the team they played for? Take this quiz and find out!

When you're ready, get started and see if you're a legend when it comes to this quiz! 

NFL team 7 Tom Brady, Tedy Bruschi and Rob Gronkowski helped win titles for which NFL team?
49ers
Vikings
Steelers
Patriots
Tom Brady has outlasted every player on the Patriots' roster since he was drafted in 2000. The five-time Super Bowl champion claims he wants to play until the age of 45, which doesn't seem unreasonable considering he won the NFL MVP at the age of 40.

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NFL team 8 Archie Manning, Drew Brees and Rickey Jackson all went to Pro Bowls with which NFL team?
Seahawks
Dolphins
Saints
After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, the city looked to the Saints for an escape from the devastation as it tried rebuild. Joining the team in 2006, Drew Brees delivered the city some hope, guiding the Saints to the first Super Bowl in franchise history in 2008.
Panthers

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NFL team 3 Joe Greene, L.C. Greenwood and Dwight White were part of a legendary defensive front for which NFL team?
Ravens
Steelers
The Steelers' dominant defensive line in the 1970s was known as the "Steel Curtain." These monsters guided the team to four Super Bowl victories in only six years.
Falcons
Bears

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NFL team 9 Brian Dawkins, Reggie White and Chuck Bednarik were all defensive stars for which NFL team?
Browns
Eagles
The Eagles won the first Super Bowl in franchise history in 2017 behind the arm of backup quarterback Nick Foles, who won the Super Bowl MVP award. Foles was hailed as a legend in Philadelphia, but he was moved back to second-string when Carson Wentz came back the next season, until Wentz got hurt again.
Redskins
Buccaneers

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NFL team 2 Danny White, Roger Staubach and Tony Romo were quarterbacks for which NFL team?
Cowboys
With a national brand, the Cowboys are often referred to as "America's Team." The name is fitting, considering the Cowboys market themselves to fans all across the country.
Raiders
Saints
Jets

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NFL team 6 LaDainian Tomlinson, Antonio Gates and Philip Rivers played for which NFL team?
Eagles
Chargers
Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates and LaDainian Tomlinson all joined the Chargers in the early 2000s. Tomlinson is the only one of the three to have already retired from the league when he left in 2011.
Giants
Bills

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NFL team 13 Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas were part of a defensive secondary for which team?
Packers
Bears
Dolphins
Seahawks
The Seahawks' "Legion of Boom" dominated the NFL throughout the early and mid-2010s. They went to the playoffs five straight years, posting at least 10 wins each of those seasons.

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NFL team 18 Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Steve Young were all on the same roster for which NFL team?
Jaguars
Bengals
Panthers
49ers
Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Steve Young are all Hall of Fame players, despite two of them being quarterbacks. Montana and Young competed directly against one another for years until Montana finally requested a trade.

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NFL team 11 Mike Singletary, William Perry and Gary Fencik were part of one of the greatest defenses in NFL history. Which team was it for?
Ravens
Jets
Falcons
Bears
Behind the mind of defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan, the 1985 Bears' defense led the team to a 15-1 record in the regular season. The Bears were first in every major defensive category that year including points allowed, yards, rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.

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NFL team 15 Phil Simms, Lawrence Taylor and Y.A. Tittle all had their number retired for which team?
Lions
Buccaneers
Giants
Few NFL players, and certainly few Giants, have had the same impact on a game as Lawrence Taylor. With the ability to blitz from anywhere, Taylor revolutionized the linebacker position, racking up 132.5 sacks over the course of his career.
Texans

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NFL team 10 Which NFL team did Tony Gonzalez, Priest Holmes and Dante Hall play for?
Bengals
Raiders
Chiefs
The Chiefs played in the first Super Bowl against the Green Bay Packers. The game was played in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in front of a crowd of over 60,000.
Colts

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NFL team 4 Joe Namath, Darrelle Revis and Curtis Martin played in different eras for which NFL team?
Rams
Broncos
Texans
Jets
Unlike Joe Namath, Darrelle Revis and Curtis Martin never won a Super Bowl with the New York Jets. However, Darrelle Revis did win a championship with the Jets' divisional rival, the New England Patriots.

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NFL team 20 John Riggins, Art Monk and Clinton Portis were skill players for which NFL team?
Rams
Redskins
The Washington Redskins have been criticized in recent years because of the team name, which some Native Americans deem offensive. However, Redskins' owner Daniel Snyder has stated he will not change the name.
Patriots
Cardinals

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NFL team 19 Paul Warfield, Bob Griese and Jim Langer were part of the only undefeated team in NFL history. Which team was it with?
Dolphins
The Dolphins went 14-0 throughout the 1972 regular season and playoffs, defeating the Redskins to win Super Bowl VII. The team was coached by Don Shula, who holds the record for the most regular season wins by a head coach.
Bears
Texans
Colts

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NFL team 22
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Peyton Manning, Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne won a Super Bowl with which NFL team?
Falcons
Colts
Peyton Manning had several record-breaking seasons playing alongside Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne. The two receivers helped him win four NFL MVP awards with the Colts.
Lions
Bills

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NFL team 21 Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Terrell Suggs were defensive stars for which NFL team?
Ravens
Ray Lewis was the original member of a Ravens' defense that dominated the 2000s. Lewis was named the MVP of the team's first Super Bowl in 2001.
Jaguars
Browns
Buccaneers

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NFL team 17 Which NFL team did Randy Moss, Chris Carter and Sammy White catch passes for?
Panthers
Dolphins
Vikings
With over 15,000 receiving yards, Randy Moss had the most accomplished career of any receiver to wear the "Purple and Gold." However, he spent the second half of his career as a journeyman for other teams.
Redskins

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NFL team 25 Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin and Jackie Smith caught passes for which NFL team?
Bears
Cardinals
The Cardinals' franchise has yet to win a Super Bowl despite joining the league when it was founded. The team's only Super Bowl appearance was in 2008.
Lions
Jaguars

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NFL team 16 Terrell Davis, John Elway and Von Miller were all Super Bowl MVPs for which team?
Falcons
Broncos
John Elway played in three Super Bowls in the late '80s, but he failed to win a championship during that era. However, near the end of his career a decade later, he was joined by Terrell Davis, who helped Elway win two consecutive rings.
Cardinals
Titans

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NFL team 27 Bobby Layne, Calvin Johnson and Barry Sanders all led the league in one category​ or another for which NFL team?
Lions
Bobby Layne placed a curse on the Lions after they traded him in 1958, saying the team wouldn't win for 50 years. The curse proved true as the Lions only won a single playoff game during that span and never made it to a Super Bowl.
Cardinals
Buccaneers
Titans

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NFL team 23 Which team did Michael Vick, Deion Sanders and Roddy White play for?
Texans
Panthers
Eagles
Falcons
Deion Sanders is regarded as one of the greatest athletes in Atlanta sports' history. Nicknamed "Prime Time," he was not only a star on the gridiron but played for the Atlanta Braves as well.

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NFL team 5 Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner and Isaac Bruce were part of "The Greatest Show on Turf" when they played for which team?
Rams
Led by "The Greatest Show on Turf," the Rams' offense dominated the NFL, leading the league in offensive yards from 1999 through 2001. During that span, Kurt Warner won two NFL MVP awards, and Marshall Faulk won the other.
Patriots
Jaguars
Colts

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NFL team 26 Andre Hopkins, Arian Foster and J.J. Watt proved they were stars for which NFL team?
49ers
Titans
Texans
A dominant defensive end, J.J. Watt is a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year. A back injury appeared to be slowing him down starting in 2016, but he seems to be back to form as of 2018 when he recorded 16 sacks and forced 7 fumbles.
Jaguars

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NFL team 12 Ken Stabler, Fred Biletnikoff and Cliff Branch helped which NFL team win Super Bowl XI?
Raiders
The Raiders played the Vikings in Super Bowl XI, walking away with a 32-14 victory. Fred Biletnikoff was named the MVP of the game after catching four passes for 79 yards.
Rams
Vikings
49ers

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NFL team 33 Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith won three Super Bowls with which NFL team?
Cowboys
Retiring in 2004, Emmitt Smith finished his career as the all-time leader in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns. He still holds both records with 18,355 yards and 164 touchdowns.
Titans
Chiefs
Chargers

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NFL team 28 Jim Kelly, Bruce Smith and Andre Reed lost four straight Super Bowls with which NFL team?
Cowboys
Giants
Steelers
Bills
The closest the Bills came to winning a Super Bowl during their four appearances was following the 1990 season. They faced the Giants in a game that ended on a missed field goal that would have won the game for the Bills.

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NFL team 34 Donald Driver caught passes from both Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre. Which team did they play for?
Lions
Saints
Bengals
Packers
Aaron Rodgers replaced Brett Favre as the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers in 2008. Favre went on to play for the divisional rival, Vikings, though his legacy will always be with the Packers.

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NFL team 29 Which NFL team did Steve McNair, Chris Johnson and Bruce Matthews play for?
Bengals
Saints
Jaguars
Titans
Chris Johnson is one of only seven players to rush for over 2,000 yards in a season. He accomplished the feat in 2009 when he rushed for 2,006 yards and 14 touchdowns.

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NFL team 30 Anthony Munoz, Boomer Esiason and Chad Johnson went to multiple Pro Bowls with which NFL team?
Browns
Colts
Bengals
After an outstanding career, Anthony Munoz made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998. He was the first player from the Bengals to be awarded the honor.
Vikings

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NFL team 35 Terry Bradshaw, Kordell Stewart and Ben Roethlisberger played quarterback for which NFL team?
Colts
49ers
Steelers
Terry Bradshaw and Ben Roethlisberger are the only quarterbacks to win Super Bowls with the Steelers, who have the most titles of any NFL franchise. Currently, the Steelers have six NFL championships.
Giants

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NFL team 1 Bart Starr, Jim Taylor and Carroll Dale helped which team win the first-ever​ Super Bowl?
Lions
Chiefs
Packers
Vince Lombardi served as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers when they won Super Bowl I and II. The legendary coach posted a 105-35-6 overall record and a 9-1 record in the playoffs.
Cowboys

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NFL team 36 Eli Manning, Michael Strahan and Amani Toomer helped which team win Super Bowl XLII?
Broncos
Giants
The Giants faced the Patriots, who went into the game with an undefeated record, in Super Bowl XLII. The Patriots were heavily favored, but the Giants walked away with a 17-14 victory.
Seahawks
Texans

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NFL team 32 Derrick Brooks, Warren Sapp and John Lynch were defensive stars on which NFL team?
Raiders
Buccaneers
The Buccaneers won Super Bowl XXXVII after acquiring head coach Jon Gruden in the offseason. Gruden came over from the Raiders, who the Buccaneers ended up playing in the Super Bowl.
Falcons
Jets

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NFL team 31 Fred Taylor, Maurice Jones-Drew and Montell Owens played running back for which NFL team?
Jaguars
The Jaguars were not added to the NFL as an expansion franchise until the early '90s and did not play their first season until 1995. Tom Coughlin was hired as the team's first head coach, and though he helped establish the new franchise, he was fired in 2002 after a losing season.
Buccaneers
Dolphins
Lions

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NFL team 37 Which NFL team did Donovan McNabb, Ron Jaworski and Norm Van Brocklin star on?
Seahawks
Dolphins
Eagles
The Eagles were one of the original franchises in the NFL when it merged with the AFL in 1970. The team currently has 11 players in the Hall of Fame listed as Eagles.
Bears

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NFL team 40 Eric Dickerson, Steven Jackson and Jerome Bettis were running backs for which NFL team?
Panthers
Rams
Eric Dickerson holds the NFL record for the most rushing yards in a season, which he set with the Rams in 1984 when he rushed for 2,105 yards. He also holds the record for rushing yards as a rookie with 1,808 yards.
Chiefs
Ravens

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NFL team 38 Wes Welker, Troy Brown and Randy Moss were star receivers on which NFL team?
Patriots
Randy Moss holds the record for receiving touchdowns in a season at 23. He set the record while playing alongside Tom Brady on the New England Patriots in 2007.
Jaguars
Cowboys
Rams

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NFL team 24 Kevin Greene, Julius Peppers and Charles Johnson racked up sacks for which NFL team?
Titans
Bengals
Panthers
Kevin Greene and Julius Peppers both sit in the top five on the list of the most sacks in a career. Peppers retired in 2019, half a sack away from tying Greene on the list.
Packers

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NFL team 39 Alan Page, Carl Eller and Jim Marshall were part of a dominant defensive front for which team?
Cardinals
Browns
Raiders
Vikings
The Vikings' defensive line in the late '60s and '70s was known as the "Purple People Eaters." They led the Viking to three Super Bowls in four years, though they lost all three.

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