Washington Football Team May Not Pick New Name After All

By michael obermuller
It turns out that the Washington Football Team may keep their new name.
It turns out that the Washington Football Team may keep their new name. / Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Under extreme criticism from sponsorships and local government, owner Dan Snyder finally decided to change the name of his NFL franchise to the Washington Football Team back in July of 2020. The new name came as a bit of a surprise, after more common mascot-based aliases were rumored, but the organization called it a placeholder until they could secure the rights to another title.

The latest news however is that things may have changed in Washington, and this name may hold firm as the franchise's future title after all.

With other supposed options like the Washington Warriors or Airmen (and many more), some scoffed at Snyder for moving forward with the Washington Football Team throughout 2020. The name is more similar to a soccer club than an NFL team, and not everyone liked it the idea at first.

Apparently it has grown on people though, or at least the people that matter most. President Jason Wright talked about the team's identity, and that it's rooted solely in the area it represents. The focus on, "Established 1932," also has an authentic vibe to it, rather than some new name and mascot dancing around.

Snyder didn't budge on a name change for a long long time, and a large part of that was because of the vast history it represented. Focusing the name around the city, not the title, could be a way of keeping that history intact.

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