Washington Football Team Officially New Name

It’s official: The Washington Football Team will now be known as the Washington Commanders.

The NFL’s D.C. franchise revealed its new moniker during a live streaming ceremony on their verified social media accounts.

The Commanders also shared several graphics displaying their new name and uniforms, which remain their signature burgundy and gold.

“As an organization, we are excited to rally and rise together as one under our new identity while paying homage to our local roots and what it means to represent the nation’s capital,” co-owner and co-CEO Daniel Snyder said in a statement.

“As we kick-off our 90th season, it is important for our organization and fans to pay tribute to our past traditions, history, legacy and the greats that came before us. We continue to honor and represent the Burgundy & Gold while forging a pathway to a new era in Washington.”