If you aren't a fan of the Cleveland Browns, don't be alarmed when you turn on their game in Week 2. Yes, that is an elf on the field. And no, you haven't time jumped to December.
The Browns are using their Brownie the Elf logo at midfield in 2022. The team has not used a logo on the field in recent seasons, but are more known for their orange helmet logo.
If you've never seen Brownie the Elf before, prepare to be amazed.
would you just look at it 🤩 pic.twitter.com/shcR27n0um
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 13, 2022
Brownie the Elf isn't a new logo. It's actually a throwback. The team utilized the logo early in their existence. It was reportedly deemed too childish by Art Modell in the 1960s, and Brownie was put aside. Brownie has seen some use over the past couple decades, but the midfield logo is the most prominent way he's been featured in quite some time.
Browns fans made this happen. The team allowed fans to vote on a midfield logo in July. Fans had four choices, two were variations of the helmet logo. The other two were different iterations of Brownie the Elf.
Browns looking for another win in Week 2
The Browns are hoping the new midfield logo can help inspire them to another victory in Week 2. The Browns kicked off their season with a significant win, beating the Carolina Panthers on the road 26-24. The game had even bigger importance, as former Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield got the start for the Panthers.