Washington's NFL team unveils new name as Commanders
Wednesday morning the Washington Football Team revealed its new name, the Washington Commanders, on the TODAY Show and social media.
Fans speculated the team was going to be named the Commanders after people discovered the website domain "Washington Commanders" was purchased and transferred to the host that owned the Washington Football Team site.
One legacy. One unified future. \n\nWe are the Washington Commanders \n\n#TakeCommandpic.twitter.com/Eav9NOV5Mm
— Washington Commanders (@Washington Commanders)
The name comes nearly two years after it was announced they would no longer be known as the Washington redskins due to the anti-indigenous nature of the derogatory name. For the past two seasons, the team has been using the Washington Football Team.
But fans aren't so sure that the new name is much better. On Twitter, many expressed their disappointment in the name claiming it was boring and not creative.
It took 18 months and now the Washington football team\u2019s new name is Washington Commanders. There is a German Shepard puppy in the White House who likes this.
Commander's team president, Jason Wright told TODAY , "It’s something that broadly resonated with our fans, and it’s something that we believe embodies the values of service and leadership that really define the DMV (Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia) and this community. It’s also something important that we could own and grow for the next 90 years."
Despite Wright's explanation of the new name, fans aren't so sure the name encompasses the legacy of the team.
The jerseys go hard but not the name sadly. Your not going to command a team to lose, like no point of the Commanders, #2 y'all ain't even from Washington D.C nor either Washington. So why is it the Washington Commanders? Why can't it be the Virginia RedWoles or another name.