Washington Football Team Name May Just Stick

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While the team in Washington has already announced they are keeping burgundy and gold as the team colors moving forward, there’s still chatter about what will the final name of the team be.

It might not be that exciting.

Washington Team president Jason Wright told John Keim of ESPN that the organization will strongly consider just keeping Washington Football Team as the permanent name for the franchise moving forward.

The Washington Football Team will stay as the organization’s name for the upcoming 2021 season.

The former name, the “Redskins,” was scrapped last summer after it was in place for 87 years.

“There are a set of folks that have warmed to the Washington Football Team,” Wright said.

“Some of the things that are emerging from that are the Washington Football Team has something that ties deeply to our history. It feels like that isn’t jettisoning all the things we have been in the past, whereas something that’s completely new might feel that way.

“It’s important for a substantial part of our fan base to feel that this is a continuation of something vs. a complete reset, something brand new.”

Wright said the organization has no timetable set for announcing the permanent name, whatever that name may be.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."


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