The NFL's nameless franchise may have finally found its new identity. Last year the Washington Football team decided to redact their former name. The move came in response to multiple calls for such over the years from parties who took offense to it. During the 2020 season, they went without an immediate replacement, going by "The Washington Football Team."
Today, news has surfaced that the organization has decided on what its new name will be. When they'll reveal it to the public remains uncertain at this time. Adam Schefter recently spoke with team CEO Tanya Snyder. During the interview, Snyder revealed that they had narrowed it down to three options.
Previously, we heard about names they had ruled out of consideration. Now, we have a better idea of which names they have in mind. The choice list of potential new names for Washington went as follows: Armada, Presidents, Brigade, Redhawks, Redwolves, Commanders, Defenders, WFT (Washington Football Team). Local radio host Kevin Sheehan has reportedly ruled out WFT.
NFL 2021: The Washington Football Team
Washington enters the 2021 NFL season as the defending NFC East champions. Off the strength of their loaded defensive unit, they stymied their opponents en route to a playoff berth. Despite only notching seven wins in 2020, they proved quite formidable in the season's latter stages. They even gave the eventual champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers a run for their money in the wild card.
Looking to repeat as division champs, they'll have to build from where they left off. With a new QB under center, surely challenges will come as the season progresses. They'll also be tasked with acclimating all of their new additions to their style of play.
One of the least predictable divisions in the league, the NFC East hasn't had a repeat winner since 2004. Vegas oddsmakers have the Dallas Cowboys as the early favorites to take the division, slotting them with nine wins. Washington falls right under them with a projected over/under of 8.5 wins.