Might this be the future Miami Dolphins logo?
Miami Dolphins management has made it very clear that a logo change — along with new uniforms — is in store this offseason.
Dolphins CEO Mike Dee said the new logo would be a mix of modern and retro. What that means exactly has led to much speculation.
There have already been a couple of rumored iterations making their way around the Internet, but, on Wednesday, a new image picked up steam as "the one."
The source is a blogger from a Dolphins fan site -- dolfansnyc.com -- who claims to have a friend who works for Nike — the official uniform supplier of the NFL — who said the logo is "very very close" to the final design.
Dee responded to the logo hubub via Twitter:
Lots of buzz re logos. Love the passion! We continue to explore a # of design alternatives...final decision by Draft. Happy holidays!
The Dolphins logo has remained much the same since the team's inception in 1966. In 1974, the Dolphin was repositioned in front of the sunburst, while in 1997 it underwent a revision, though it kept the general design of the jumping Dolphin wearing a helmet.
The Dolphins will miss the playoffs for the fourth straight season and 10th time in 11 years.