DC sports stars share WFT name guesses ahead of big announcement


The Washington Football Team will announce the team’s new name on February 2nd

ASHBURN, Va. – Finally, after nearly two years of waiting, the Washington Football Team will unveil its new name and logo this week on February 2nd.

Fans have been wondering what the team’s new name will be, and the same goes for some of DMV’s biggest sports stars and coaches. We let them choose between these possible names: Commanders, Admirals, Armada, Red Tails, Red Hogs/Hogs, Washington Football Team, or Other. Here’s a look at what they think the new name will be!

Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards

Beal is a three-time NBA All-Star and NFL fan. He cheered on the St. Louis Rams before the franchise moved to Los Angeles.

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

Ovechkin is a Stanley Cup champion and one of the all-time top scorers. He is 4th all-time with 759 goals scored. (Trust me, that number is likely to change before February 2nd.) When the “captain” speaks, listen. Could he know something we don’t know? Ovi was honorary captain in 2018 when the Washington Football Team played the Indianapolis Colts.

Robert Griffin III, former Washington football player

RGIII was dubbed the “Black Jesus” when the Washington Football Team picked the quarterback second overall in 2012. Griffin was named Offensive Rookie of the Year after his first season in Washington. RGIII would play for Washington until the team released him on March 7, 2016.

Vernon Davis, former Washington football player

“Washington Commanders”

Vernon Davis is the Super Bowl champion and played 14 seasons in the NFL. Four of those seasons were with the Washington Football Team. A native of Washington DC, Davis attended the district’s Dunbar High School and played college football at the University of Maryland.

Mark Schlereth, former Washington football player

Schlereth was a member of Washington’s Super Bowl XXVI team. He is also a member of the “Famous Hogs,” a nickname given to the Washington Football Team’s offensive line in the 1980s and early 1990s for their ability to control the line of scrimmage.

Dave Martinez, manager of the Washington Nationals

Dave Martinez is entering his fifth season as Washington Nationals manager. Martinez won the 2019 World Series after starting the season 19-31. This is the worst start in MLB history for a World Series-winning team.

Natasha Cloud, Washington Mystic

Cloud is a Star Guard for the Washington Mystics. She is also a WNBA champion. Cloud grew up in the Philadelphia area, so she’s an Eagles fan, but her community service in the DC area has been a constant in her career.

Gary Williams, former University of Maryland basketball coach

Gary Williams coached the University of Maryland men’s basketball team for 22 seasons. Williams led the Terps to an NCAA tournament title in 2002. He was also a two-time ACC Coach of the Year and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014.

Mike Locksley, University of Maryland Head Football Coach

“Washington football team”

Mike Locksley has just completed his fourth season as head coach of the University of Maryland football team. The Washington native helped lead the Terps to their first bowl win since 2010.

Andi Sullivan, Washington Spirit

Andi Sullivan is a midfielder for the Washington Spirit soccer team. She is also a national women’s soccer league champion. Sullivan grew up in Lorton, Virginia and attended South County High School in Fairfax, VA County.

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The Washington Football Team will announce the team’s name and brand identity on February 2, 2022 at FedEx Field. Co-CEOs and co-owners Dan and Tanya Snyder, team president Jason Wright, and select Washington alumni will provide comments.

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