Washington Football Team To Reveal New Name on Feb. 2
In SummaryWashington football fans have long awaited the unveiling of the name change, but it won’t be the popular fan favorite.
Washington Football Team owner Dan Snyder, who bought the team in 1999, said the team would never change its name.
On Feb. 2, 2022, the team will change its name for the second time in two years.
The Washington Football Team was previously known as the Washington Redskins, but it was seen as an offensive racial slur toward Native Americans. The franchise shed the name in the 2020 season and called themselves the Football Team.
And now, WFT has announced it will unveil its new name, but not the fan favorite Wolves or RedWolves.
The team released its series finale of “Making the Brand,” which is a team-produced show detailing the past, present and future of the team’s branding and the announcement of when the new brand will be revealed.
In the video, they announced finalists for team names: Commanders, Admirals, Armada, Brigade, Sentinels, Defenders, Red Hogs, Presidents and Football Team.
“We are on the brink of starting a new chapter, but our history, our legacy cannot be lost along the way,” team president Jason Wright said in an episode of “Making the Brand.” “Now, more than ever, it’s important that we stay connected to our roots. We understand the importance of choosing a meaningful name: one that will anchor the team for the next 90 years and beyond.”
Wright also said RedWolves has trademark and legal ramifications, which is why the team won’t choose the popular name.
The new helmets and uniforms will still showcase the signature burgundy-and-gold colors.
“We are confident that this identity is one that our team and our fans across D.C., Maryland, Virginia and beyond can rally behind for another 90 years and more as we continue to cheer on the Burgundy & Gold in this next chapter,” Wright said. “What comes next is exciting and fast-approaching—and here’s my second update: we can’t wait to reveal our team name to the world on Feb. 2, 2022! Mark your calendars, Washington Family. This is not a day you’ll want to miss!”