The Washington football team will officially have a new name for the 2022 season and beyond, and we now know exactly when that name will be revealed. Team President Jason Wright has announced that the new team name will be released in about a month, February 2, 2022. Wright also announced that two names are no longer under review.
âAt first we figured out that Wolves – or some variation of it – was one of our favorite fans,â Wright wrote in a statement on the team’s website. âAs I’ve always said, we take feedback from our fans seriously, and because of your interest in this name, we’ve put Wolves on a list of options to fully explore. studying Wolves, however, we became aware of a notable challenge: Trademarks owned by other teams would limit our ability to make the name our own. And without Wolves, variants like RedWolves would not have been viable for these, either. reasons and others.
âUnderstanding the weight and importance of our team’s name, and the enthusiasm for other name options – both internally and within our fan base – we didn’t want to take the risk of following. a path that could be fraught with legal hurdles. The prospect of years of litigation was not something we wanted you, our fans, to have to put up with as you begin to embrace a new brand. “
With Wolves and RedWolves out of the running, the mystery is still unsolved over the team’s new nickname. Washington CEO Tanya Snyder was on Adam Schefter’s podcast in September and revealed eight names under consideration – but the organization was reportedly narrowed down to three finalists.
The eight names under consideration were Armada, Presidents, Brigade, Defenders, Redhogs, Commanders, RedWolves and Washington Football Team … although it was later clarified that a WFT spokesperson said the list of eight names is a selection of names that have been highlighted. in their Making the Brand video, not a final list of potential candidates. Still, the RedWolves are absent and the Washington football team also doesn’t appear to be returning, leaving the Armada, Presidents, Brigade, Defenders, Redhogs and Commanders as the last six contenders for the re-branding. – if they were in fact the last eight.
âWe are convinced that this identity is an identity that our team and our fans across DC, Maryland, Virginia and beyond can rally behind for another 90 plus years,â writes Wright. “As we continue to encourage Burgundy and Gold in this next chapter.”