Washington's NFL Team Announces New Name, Unveils New Logo

The Washington Football Team, as it's been known for the past two seasons, officially has a new name and new logos after previously retiring its former name.

Washington Commanders team unveils new logo

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Washington Commanders team unveils new logo

The Washington Football Team officially has a new name.

On Wednesday, Washington’s NFL team confirmed that it would be known as the Commanders moving forward, per ESPN. Previously, the team dropped its original name that had repeatedly been called out as deeply offensive to Native Americans, opting to instead go by the Washington Football Team for two seasons.

Prior to Wednesday’s formal confirmation, helicopter footage had showed a Commanders banner at FedEx Field. Similar apparent leaks were also reported prior to the official name unveiling.

Below, get a look at the newly unveiled logo. Notably, gold and burgundy remain central to the team’s aesthetic.

The Washington Football Team is now … the Washington Commanders. pic.twitter.com/2oVLCBJANX

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 2, 2022

In a statement, Commanders owner Dan Snyder said the organization was excited about uniting behind a “new identity” together.

“As we kick-off our 90th season, it is important for our organization and fans to pay tribute to our past traditions, history, legacy, and the greats that came before us,” Snyder said, per ESPN. “We continue to honor and represent the Burgundy & Gold while forging a pathway to a new era in Washington. Today may mark the first day for the Washington Commanders, but we are and always will be Washington.”

“Legacies are built by tradition, values, and beliefs,” a voiceover states in a new name-introducing video from the team, available above. NBC News reports that other names that were previously being considered included ultimately scrapped options such as Red Wolves, Defenders, and Presidents. 

Below, catch Wednesday’s name-revealing press conference, which also includes the unveiling of the team’s new uniforms.

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