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The Washington Football Team has been undergoing a makeover for the last two seasons, and they have finally set a date for the big reveal. On Tuesday morning, the team stated that they will announce their new name and logo next month. The rebrand is scheduled for 2.2.22, also known as Groundhogs Day, which may or may not give us a hint about the name they have chosen.
“We can finally say that we are in the homestretch of our rebrand journey. We know this has been a long process — one with a lot of pieces and details — and we appreciate you sticking with us,” said Washington team president Jason Wright.
The Washington Football Team announces it will unveil its new name and logo on February 2nd.
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While the team is yet to release their new name, Washington did note that they will not be named either the Wolves or RedWolves, two names that had been popular choices amongst fans. Wright pointed out that trademarks and potential litigation prevented either name from being selected as the final choice.
“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,” Wright said in a statement released by the team. “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.”
One thing that will remain the same during the rebrand: the team’s colors. As legendary Washington quarterback Doug Williams alludes to in the team’s Making the Brand video, the traditional burgundy and gold will remain and the uniform will have a “clean” look.
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We've got an update on a popular name option, a sneak peek at the jerseys and a confirmed announcement date pic.twitter.com/IeSnetFebq
— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) January 4, 2022
“That’s a clean uniform,” Williams said upon seeing a picture of Washington’s new threads. “You just got the number and the uniform stripes around the shoulders and that’s it. That’s gonna be a good looking uniform.”
There will be no post-season for Washington, who enters the weekend with a 6-10 record. Therefore, their Sunday afternoon game with the Giants will be the last time they’ll compete as the Football Team.
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