There are three teams of Florida for National Football League (NFL) they are Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Jacksonville Jaguars. In 1966, Florida gained its first permanent major league professional sports team when the American Football League added the Miami Dolphins. Then in 1970, Miami Dolphins Joined the National Football League when the AFL and NFL merger occurred. Their first Super Bowl appearance in Super Bowl VI but they lost to the Dallas Cowboys.
And by 1976 when the NFL made an expansion The Tampa Bay Buccaneers began to joined. At first, they struggled for losing their first 26 games in a row to set a league record for futility. The third team of Florida that joined NFL is Jacksonville Jaguars in the 1995 season, they play their home games at EverBank Field. The Jacksonville hosted the Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005.
The Miami Dolphins team found by attorney-politician Joe Robbie and actor-comedian Danny Thomas. They the oldest professional sports team of Florida in NFL. In history, the Dolphins were coached by Don Shula, the most successful head coach in professional football history in terms of total games won. The Dolphins is the only team in the division of AFC Eastern team that was not a charter member of the American Football League. The team completed the NFL’s only perfect season culminating in a Super Bowl win, winning all 14 of their regular season games. In the year 1972, the Miami Dolphins accomplish their perfect regular season and were the third team in NFL. They are the first team to appear in three consecutive Super Bowls, and the second team to win back-to-back championships. They also appear in Super Bowl XVII and Super Bowl XIX, losing both games. Head coach Adam Gase.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The franchise team based in Tampa Florida as a member team of National Football Conference South Division. Their first played the season in American Football Conference West division in 1976 as part of the expansion plan. The Bucs switched conference with the Seahawks and became member team of the NFC Central Division. In 2002 during the league realignment, the team joined three former NFC West team to form the NFC South. They are the first team post-merger expansion team to win a division title, win a playoff game, and to host and play in conference championship games. All these three accomplishments occurred during the 1979 season. Also, the first team since the merger to complete a winning season when starting 10 or more rookies in the 2010 season. Head coach Dirk Koetter.
Since they joined NFL, the Jaguars have won division championships in 1998 and 1999 as members of the now-defunct AFC Central. And another division championship 2017 as a member of the AFC South. They have qualified for the playoffs seven times, most recently in 2017 after a ten seasons playoff drought. Since their inception up to 2011, the Jacksonville Jaguars majority owner was Wayne Weaver. Businessman Pakistani born Shahid Kahn purchased the team for an estimated $770 million. The team value estimated by Forbes in 2015 worth $1.48 billion. Head coach Doug Marrone.