Effective immediately, Washington will call itself the “Washington Football Team” pending the adoption of a new name, the franchise announced. This is not a final renaming and rebranding for the team; this is the name it wants to use until pending adoption of a new name at some point.
The team will continue the process of retiring the former name and hopes to be entirely rid of it on physical and digital spaces in the next 50 days, by the Sept. 13 regular-season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Washington will not have any change to its color scheme. It will still use burgundy and gold, and the logo on the helmet will be replaced by the player’s number in gold.
It begins here… pic.twitter.com/CHCCZ64W81
— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) July 23, 2020
Washington said fans will be able to purchase “Washington Football Team” merchandise from Fanatics and NFL Shop in the coming days. pic.twitter.com/g6d7cevmn4
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 23, 2020