Washington’s NFL team to reveal new name on February 2, but will not be the Wolves or RedWolves | NFL News

Washington Football Team, which ditched its old Redskins name in July 2020 after decades of complaining and lobbying from team sponsors, will officially reveal its new name on February 2; the team will not be called by the Wolves or RedWolves due to the copyright of other teams.

Last updated: 04/01/22 15:20


The Washington Football Team will finally announce its new name on February 2, it has been confirmed

The Washington NFL team announced Tuesday that it will unveil its new name on February 2 and it will not be called Wolves or RedWolves.

Commanders, Defenders, Red Hogs, Armada, Presidents, Brigade and the status quo Washington Football Team were the other finalists.

Team president Jason Wright said a decision was made not to go with Wolves or RedWolves due to trademarks held by other organizations. Those possibilities had been popular with Washington fans.

The new helmets and kits will still feature the franchise’s signature burgundy and gold colors, while a video anticipating the reveal also included a W logo making its appearance.

Washington will retain its distinctive burgundy and gold colors

Washington will retain its distinctive burgundy and gold colors

The organization dropped its old name in July 2020 after decades of complaints that it was racist towards Native Americans and recent pressure from team sponsors.

The decision was made to be known as the Washington Football Team that season, which remained for 2021 as the front office went through a lengthy rebranding process.

“Our journey to a new identity is a marathon, not a sprint,” Wright said in a trailer about the new name.

“To do it right, we had to take every step of the process seriously and the destination is a sum of all these parts.”

Washington was the first team in the four major North American professional sports leagues to move away from Native American imagery amid a national race showdown. Cleveland in Major League Baseball followed suit, adopting the new Guardians name which is now in effect.

Ron Rivera is the current head coach of the Washington franchise

Ron Rivera is the current head coach of the Washington franchise

Atlanta Braves of the MLB and Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL defended while keeping their names.

Wright made it clear during the rebranding process that Washington would not use any kind of Native American imagery going forward.

He, manager Ron Rivera, and others all referred to a desire to honor the tradition of the once legendary franchise, which includes three Super Bowl championships.

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