Around the globe, football generally means soccer. However, here in the United States, football is a sport all to its own. Two teams and lots of gear; battling it out down the field all to reach the end-zone. You know it, you love it, it’s football! In 2019, NFL will be in its 100th season. We’re here to help you celebrate with some awesome NFL-themed dog toys. In fact, these NFL pet toy selections have something for just about any dog. What better way to help cheer of your favorite team than with a personalized team dog toy? Even better, get your pup a toy sporting the opposing team and watch as they rip it apart during the game!

     Your dog has been by your side through every kick-off, punt, annoying fowl, victory, and bad call by the ref. He or she has watched you cheer, yell, throw hats, and curse into the screen. This season, your pup can finally join the madness with their very own NFL dog toy. It’s a brand-new way to enjoy the game with your best pal.

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Official NFL Toys Available

The Line-Up

     Ever go out shopping for your team’s jersey? In particular, you’re looking for an official NFL licensed jersey. While there are plenty of cheaper knock-offs, it’s the licensed product that reigns king. In the dog world, you’ll find the same scenario. Ordering cheap toys with flimsy team logos is a cinch, but that’s not what you’re hunting for. You want the real deal.

     Luckily, the NFL Shop offers a whopping 12 different toys for pets. We found that they run at a cheaper price on Amazon. Here’s the line-up:

  1. NFL Field Toy
  2. Flatty Football
  3. Nylon Football
  4. Plush Football
  5. Plush Teddy Bear
  6. NFL Tube Toy
  7. Pebble Grain Football
  8. Star Disc Toy
  9. Boomerang Toy
  10. NFL Mascot Toy
  11. NFL Tennis Ball
  12. Catnip Toy (for the feline in your life)

Choose a Team

     With these NFL dog toys, we doubt your favorite team will be left out. There is an incredible number of team-themes available with the simple click of a drop-down menu. However, before jumping the gun, take a look to see if your team made the cut:

  • Arizona Cardinals
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Buffalo Bills
  • Carolina Panthers
  • Chicago Bears
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Denver Broncos
  • Detroit Lions
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Houston Texans
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Jackonsville Jaguars
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Los Angeles Chargers
  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Miami Dolphins
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • Patriots – New England 
  • Saints – New Orleans
  • Giants – New York 
  • Jets – New York 
  • Oakland Raiders
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Pittsburg Steelers
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • San Diego Chargers
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • St. Louis Rams
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Tennessee Titans
  • Washington Redskins

Toys Good for Tug

NFL Field Toy

     The NFL Field Toy is specifically designed for a good game of tug. It’s long body sports football field markings, just like you’d find in the actual game. Your selected team’s logo will be placed at the center of the field and is easily visible to everyone that comes through your home. On either end of the field you will have a sturdy handle. As your excited dog grabs onto on side, you will take the other and tug away!

     The best part about the NFL Field Toy is its sturdy construction and canvas fabric. After all, it’s meant for tugging! Nylon web binding is used to make the toy more durable during playtime. Unlike other tug dog toys, each handle is actually a part of the toy. This provides more stability and is harder to rip off. Inside, the toy is poly-filled and even contains a squeaker for extra noise-making fun.

Size: 13.2 x 5.8 x 13.2”

NFL Nylon Football

     While your favorite team wrestles for the football, you and your dog can wrestle over your very own. The NFL Nylon Football contains a durable canvas-covered football with a corded rope on either end. Not only does the company add nylon web binding for extra strength, but they embroidered your team’s logo right into the football. This way you don’t have to worry about your pup chewing it off and creating a choking hazard. On the inside, the football is poly-filled and contains a squeaker.

Size: 10 x 4”

NFL Pebble Grain Football

     If you’re looking for a tug-toy option made with something other than canvas, the NFL Pebble Grain Football is the way to go. Like the Nylon Football, it sports a center football shape with strong corded ropes on either end. However, this toy is heavy vinyl made. The company still manages to embroider your team’s logo on the football, creating a safe tugging and chewing toy for your adorable pup.

Size: 16 x 4.5”

Toys Good for Toss or Fetch

NFL Plush Football

     Games of toss and fetch are a wonderful way to help keep your pup active while watching the big game. The NFL Plush Football is on the softer side, which makes it ideal for dogs with more fragile mouths. This may include your energetic puppy or still-active senior bud. It’s squeaker inside just makes it all the more fun for your pup!

     Your chosen team’s logo will be stitched into the football’s soft fabric. Therefore, you will not have to worry about Fido ripping it off and possibly swallowing it. This is much safer than other knock-off products you may have come across. Finally, there is a durable corded rope on either end of the football. However, we do not suggest aggressive games of tug with this toy. Due to its softer construction, you will find it to tear much easier.

Size: 5 x 2 x 4”

NFL Star Disk

     The NFL Star Disk has the most interesting design of the bunch. A plush star makes up the majority of the soft dog toy, but a tough corded rope creates a ring around the outside. This design makes a Frisbee-like shape that will be easier to toss through the air. Again, your dog will find a squeaker hidden inside each time they bite down. This seems to be a running theme in the NFL Pet Toy Selections!

     Smack-dab in the middle of the toy’s star you will find your chosen team’s logo embroidered straight into the fabric. If visibility is key, then this is the toy to stick with. Not only will it have your team’s colors, but the logo is easy to spot across the room.

Size: 5 x 2 x 4”

NFL Boomerang Toy

     Although the NFL Boomerang Toy is tough canvas made on the exterior, the inside contains a soft poly-filling. This is crucial for your dog when they fetch a toy. It will be durable, yet easy on their gums and teeth. With reinforced nylon stitching, this boomerang-shaped dog toy will last the extra mile. Plus, it’s curving design is super easy for your dog to pick up and carry around!

     Printed right in the middle of the toy, you will see your team’s logo in a bold and simplistic manner. Inside, your pup will soon figure the hidden treasure: an enticing squeaker! Whether it’s a game of toss, fetch, or even just solo-play; this option is extremely versatile.

Size: 11 x 4 x 3”

NFL Tennis Ball

     The officially licensed NFL Tennis Ball comes in a pack of two; each measuring 2.5” in diameter. Tennis balls are the king of all toss and fetch toys, so why not show a little team pride while you’re at it? Your chosen team’s logo will be printed in the center on the felt ball, plus the ball itself comes in team colors!

     However, before purchasing this product you will want to make sure it’s a good fit for the size of your pup. They are, in fact, the smallest of the NFL Pet Toy Selections. Their size will be a bit large for toy breeds to carry comfortably in their mouth. On the flip side, if your pup has monster size jaws, they may be too small and can create a possible choking scenario. We suggest them for medium to large size dogs, but always double check because every dog is unique.

Size: 2.5” diameter each

Toys Good for Solo Play

NFL Flatty Football

     The NFL Flatty Football offers your dog a different texture to bit into and a great crinkly sound. Its football shape is soft and plush on the outside, but crinkles on the inside. The overall design reminds us of a deflated football. Although it does have tug knots on either end, they will not be great for rough games of tug. Instead, the knots will allow your dog to easily pick up the toy and carry it around.

     Your team’s logo and name will both be embroidered into the toy’s plush fabric. Plus, the company adds a realistic touch of football stitching. Overall, the football will come in the team’s iconic colors.

Size: 16 x 3.5 x 1”

NFL Tube Toy

     In one of the most fun designs, the NFL Tube Toy features a funny dog head and elongated, tube-like body. Flappy arms and legs come out from the body an provide an extra-easy way for you pooch to grab on and toss the toy during solo-play. Unfortunately, if you dog is a little rough with their toys, the arms; legs; ears, and funny tongue will be the first features to go.

 Overall, the NFL Tube Toy is soft and poly-filled. But, to amp up the excitement, it contains two squeakers. One is located in its body while the other hides in its head. Due to the toy’s elongated body, your team’s name is embroidered on extra-large. Out of all the toys, this one provides the best visibility for your team’s name and logo.

Size: 11” long x 3” wide

NFL Mascot Toy

     The NFL Mascot Toy is our favorite because it brings a whole new level of team pride (or destruction). The toy itself resembles a long caterpillar shape, but your chosen team’s mascot will be incorporated as the shape of its head. At the tail, your team’s logo is durably embroidered into the fabric.

     Although the toy seems innocent on the outside, with it’s plush and soft materials, on the inside you will hear a symphony of five squeakers! If you want your pup to loudly cheer on the team, this is the way to go. However, if you’re not a fan of noisy dog toys we suggested picking another option.

Size: 21 x 4.5 x 3.5”

Toys Good for Comfort

NFL Plush Teddy Bear

     Not all dogs are destructive balls of fur. In fact, most dogs love a cuddly toy they can curl up with during down-time. These softer, plushie toys are great at providing a source of comfort. The NFL Plush Teddy Bear is designed just for these occasions. Its cuddly construction will remind you of that prized teddy bear you used to sleep with as a child. Now you pup can enjoy the same feeling, but in football style! This teddy bear comes complete with your team’s jersey and a logo printed right on the front. On the back, you’re bear will have numbers of “00.”

     On the other hand, some customers suggest using the NFL Plush Teddy Bear in a completely different way. By ordering a bear with the opposing team’s theme, you can watch as Fido rips it apart during the game! Just be careful of the squeaker lodged inside. You will not want your pup accidentally swallowing it.

Size: 5 x 2 x 4”

Which NFL Pet Toy Selection is Our Favorite?

     There are so many options to choose from in the NFL Pet Toy Selection, it can be hard to narrow down which one to get for this season. By splitting them into categories of tug, toss and fetch, solo play, and comfort; this will help you narrow down your pick. Really, it all depends on what kind of toy your dog will enjoy the most during the big game.

     However, we do have our favorites. First is the NFL Field Toy. Its durable canvas exterior and reinforced stitching will give you better durability. In addition, each handle for tug is incorporated directly into the toy. While you and your furbaby pull, the handles are less likely to tear off. Second is the NFL Flatty Football. With this toy, it’s all about the enticing, crinkly texture. Different from your standard squeaker toy, its flat and crinkled design will soon become your pup’s new favorite. However, it is not the strongest toy in the world. After a couple intense chewing sessions, be careful to look for any tears or damage.