The Washington Football Team announced Tuesday it will reveal its new nickname and logo on Feb. 2nd.
WFT provided the update in a video posted on Twitter, which also included a sneak peak at the jersey design.
Fans absolutely loved it.
Team president Jason Wright confirmed that two of the most popular names from the fans won’t be Wolves or RedWolves.
“Early on we understood Wolves—or some variation of it—was one of our fan favorites. As I’ve said all along, we take feedback from our fans seriously, and because of your interest in this name, we put Wolves on a list of options to explore fully. Once we began looking into Wolves, however, we became aware of a notable challenge: trademarks held by other teams would limit our ability to make the name our own. And without Wolves, variations like RedWolves wouldn’t have been viable either for these and other reasons.”
Wright noted he’s confident the selection “aligns with our values, carries forth our rich history, represents the region and, most importantly, is inspired and informed by you, our fans.”
As seen above, the team’s color scheme will remain burgundy and gold.
It was way back in 2013 when team owner Daniel Snyder told USA Today that he’d “never” change the nickname despite the outside criticism, but was essentially forced to do so back in 2020 after FedEx threatened to back out of its stadium naming rights deal if the nickname wasn’t altered.
After a playoff appearance in 2020, the team is currently 6-10 and was previously eliminated from playoff contention.
The last time they will play under the Washington Football Team name will be against the New York Giants to close out the campaign.