According to Adam Schefter, Washington will call itself the Washington Football Team in the interim as it works on rebranding to a new name.
Schefter says the team won’t change its color scheme. In place of the old logo, the team will put each player’s number on the helmet in gold.
The goal is to have the former name scrubbed from all physical and digital spaces by the start of the season, per Schefter. He adds the team will use these uniforms for the 2020 season while seeking feedback from players, fans, alumni, sponsors and the community for the new name.
The franchise has been working on rebranding after officially retiring its former name a couple weeks ago. However, the process tends to take time, so this will serve as the interim branding until the team can work out a new name.
Following the internal review which finally decided to scrap the name after years of controversy, owner Dan Snyder has quietly been exploring other options. Most believe the new name will continue to keep the burgundy and gold color scheme.
The team made it clear that they would be changing their name a few weeks ago after FedEx threatened to take its name off the team’s stadium if the name was not changed. Other sponsors including Pepsi, Bank of America and Nike later issued public statements calling for a name change.
We’ll have more regarding Washington and their new team name as the news is available.