Washington Football team and NBC Sports reporter J.P. Finley posted an image from FedEx Field to his Instagram this evening giving fans the probable new name for the team.
A video posted by NBC Sports from Sky 9 at FedEx Field shows the inside of the stadium with a banner that says “Washington Commanders”. The banner was seen through the glass at the Team Store.
The team is supposed to announce the new name tomorrow, but the Commander’s name leaked last week when a fan found that the URL “commanders.com” was registered with MarkMonitor. MarkMonitor is one of two companies used by the NFL for the team’s domain registrations. All but four teams use this company.
In July 2020, Washington changed its name to the ‘Washington Football Team’ following the increasing pressure to change its previous name, the Redskins, due to its racist connotations.
Team President Jason Wright said that they were “confident that this identity is one that our team and our fans across D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and beyond can rally behind for another 90 years and more as we continue to cheer on Burgundy and Gold in this next chapter.”