The Buffalo Bills, formerly known as the Bisons, changed their name following the holding of a contest with a cash reward of $500.
James F. Dyson’s suggestion, which compared the group to a band of Buffalo Bills, led to the creation of the winning moniker, the Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo Bill was a Pony Express rider and American scout who participated in the American Indian Wars with the U.S. Army and fought for the Union in the Civil War.
For the 1974 season, the Bills made a significant announcement regarding the team’s logo. The red standing buffalo that served as the team’s logo since 1962 was no longer present. The artist Stevens Wright’s masterpiece, a blue charging buffalo with a scarlet streak, took its place.
The Buffalo Bills’ current logo features a blue leaping buffalo with a red laser flowing through it. Since 1974, this has served as the team’s logo.
Stevens Wright presented the Bills with a variety of designs in the summer of 1973, and these ideas eventually came to life as the logo.
Soon later, David Boss, the head of NFL Properties’ creative services division, received a letter from then Vice President and General
Manager Robert Lustig asked for a minor modification. In the letter, Lustig said that he wanted the emblem to show a buffalo speeding forward. To express such, a red stripe was modified and placed in place.