Washington Football Team reveals new name, Washington Commanders

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Posted at 10:29 PM, Feb 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-02 09:29:59-05

LANDOVER, Md. - On Wednesday morning, the Washington Football Team released its new name and logos.

The Washington Football Team is now the Washington Commanders.

Washington spent the last two seasons as the 'Football Team', a temporary name that allowed the franchise time to rebrand. The Team was known as the 'Redskins' for more than 80 years, but after mounting pressure, announced a rebrand in 2020.

The team will continue to wear burgundy and gold moving forward. It will also wear an all-black uniform for some games.

According to CNN, team CEO Tanya Snyder had previously announced that the team was considering seven finalists for a new nickname: Armada, Brigade, Commanders, Defenders, Presidents and Red Hogs. She also said they were considering keeping Washington Football Team as a permanent name.

There were many signs in recent days pointing to Commanders as the team's new name. reported that photos of Commanders merchandise had emerged online. In addition, the team's former quarterback, Joe Theismann, appeared to confirm the new name in a local radio interview, though he later backtracked and said he was "not completely sure what the new name (is)."

During an event held at FedEx Field co-owners/co-CEOs Dan and Tanya Snyder will address media, in addition to Team President Jason Wright and select Washington alumni. There will also be a ribbon cutting opening at the team store, signaling the first time new team merchandise will be available to fans.