Washington Reveals Temporary Name for 2020 NFL Season

Mason Foster with Washington in 2016. Photo by Mark Greenwood/IPS/REX/Shutterstock (6898871ab)

It appears that Washington will take more time than expected to find a new name after previously abandoning the nickname “Redskins.” In the meantime, the franchise will reportedly be referred to as Washington Football Team.

The organization will start using the new name once the league approves the change. The name is expected to be in use for the entire 2020 NFL season, but won’t be a permanent solution. 

While Washington is set to retain its color scheme of burgundy and gold, the team will go without a logo. Instead, the helmets will have the player’s jersey numbers on them.

Washington decided to change its name after the “Redskins” nickname, which was in use since 1933, was deemed racist and offensive. The team’s ownership officially started the process in late July, announcing that the franchise will adopt both a new name and a new logo.

Previous reports indicated that the organization is considering names like Red Wolves and Red Tails, but the team was so far tight-lipped about the process.