Washington Football Team may not adopt new name
The Washington Football Team could remain without a name permanently, president Jason Wright said.
"It's definitely in the running," Wright told ESPN's John Keim. "I don't think anything is off the table … With this one, people are excited about the idea of a club has an identity rooted solely in the area it represents. Maybe it's Football Team or it's Football Club. We need to get underneath the why, so no matter what direction we go, we can pull on the heartstrings of folks."
Washington retired the Redskins name before the season amid pressure from many of its marquee sponsors. First Nations groups had long decried the name for its racial connotation.
Wright previously suggested a rebrand featuring a new name may not be feasible by 2021 because of logistical challenges involving jerseys, apparel, and merchandise.
Whatever the franchise settles on for a name in the future, Washington plans to keep its color scheme intact.
"It would take a lot to change the burgundy and gold," Wright said. "You can put that one in pen. I don't see us moving off that at any point. That's not actively being considered … I'll revise that if it happens, but I don't see that happening."
Washington is the only franchise in the NFL that doesn't have a team name.
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