1920-1943, 1945-1959 Chicago Cardinals, 1944 Card-Pitt, 1960-1987 St. Louis Cardinals, 1988-1993 Phoenix Cardinals, 1994-present Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals, the oldest professional football team in terms of continuous operation, were founded as the Morgan Athletic Club in 1898.  Nicknamed after the Cardinal red jerseys they donned in the early years, the team operated in Chicago through 1959, in St. Louis from 1960 to 1987, moved to Arizona following the 1987 season.