Washington won't pick new name until 2022 season
The Washington Football Team will apparently hold only their name for one more season.
Washington teased its decision to not choose the organization's new name until 2022 by launching a new team-created website, WashingtonJourney.com, on Tuesday.
"We've transitioned from our old name," said the club on the site's front page. "Now it's time to write a new legacy. The future of Washington Football arrives in 2022."
The site includes a timeline that walks fans through the name-change process. The franchise is also asking for fans to get involved, with a place on the site to submit their own ideas for the next team name and logo.
Among the current submissions displayed are the Washington Memorials, Washington Phoenix, and Washington Justice.
In October, Washington team president Jason Wright said the lengthy process that comes with an NFL team rebrand meant it was unlikely to happen in time for the 2021 season.
Wright also speculated in November that the NFC East team could possibly keep the Football Team brand.
"I don't think anything is off the table," said Wright.
Washington retired the controversial Redskins name before the 2020 campaign amid pressure from many of its marquee sponsors.
The club is expected to keep its burgundy and gold color scheme regardless of its ultimate decision.