NFL 6th (consecutive) year captain patch

Since 2007, many NFL teams incorporated a “C” patch for team captains, and the number of gold stars filled in represents the number of consecutive years a player has been captain for his team(1).

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“C” patches for players in their fifth year and sixth year as captain (and in subsequent years, I assume) are very similar, if not the same.


Eli Manning in 2011

  • 5th year captain for the New York Giants
  • Reebok was the NFL’s apparel provider

Eli Manning 2011

Eli Manning in 2012

  • 6th year captain for the New York Giants
  • Nike is the NFL’s jersey provider and New Era is the NFL’s headwear provider

Eli Manning 2012

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