NFL: Washington’s football team is now Commanders – American Football

This name is the result of an 18-month process, the club announced on Wednesday. A TV broadcaster’s drone had previously captured the new lettering on the stadium.

87 years under the old name

“As an organization, we look forward to coming together under our new identity and celebrating successes together”co-owner Dan Snyder said in a club statement. “But at the same time, we’re also paying tribute to our local roots and what it means to represent the nation’s capital.”

As of 2020, the organization had served 87 years as Washington Redskins on. However, this designation was perceived as racist. Next Commanders were also the name suffixes Admirals, Armada, Brigade, Sentinels, Defenders, Red Hogs and Presidents as well as the previous title Washington Football Team to select.

The playoffs had Washington missed this season. With seven wins from 17 games, the team finished third in the NFC East Division.

Source: dpa


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