The Washington Football Team made a huge announcement on the direction of its new name and logo.
On Tuesday, Washington announced that it will reveal its official team name to the world on Feb. 2nd. They also stated that the franchise would not be going with Wolves or RedWolves due to trademark issues with other sports teams.
“First, and I’ll cut to the chase here, we can confirm that, after careful consideration, our team name will not be Wolves or RedWolves,” team president Jason Wright said, via the team’s official site. “One of the most awesome and powerful aspects of this process has been getting to hear and understand your preferences directly, and we know that many of you loved one or both of these names. And because of that, we want to share some context behind our decision not to move forward with these names. You all deserve nothing less.”
The name finalists are thought to be either Armada, Presidents, Brigade, Redhawks, Commanders, RedWolves, Defenders and Football Team.
Team president Jason Wright added:
“We can’t wait to hit the ground running with our team name and identity on a clear path — one without distracting obstacles, legal or otherwise. And while we’ve always understood it would be a nearly impossible task to select a name that all of our fans would identify with as their first pick, we are very excited about our final selection, which aligns with our values, carries forth our rich history, represents the region and, most importantly, is inspired and informed by you, our fans.
We are confident that this identity is one that our team and our fans across D.C., Maryland, Virginia and beyond can rally behind for another 90 years and more as we continue to cheer on the Burgundy & Gold in this next chapter.”
As funny as it was when it was first announced, many in the fan base had grown to actually like the current name of Washington Football Team, but it looks like that will be going away.