ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting the team formally known as the Washington Redskins will temporarily go by the name of “The Washington Football Team.”
Effective immediately, Washington will call itself the “Washington Football Team”, pending adoption of a new name, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 23, 2020
This is not a final renaming and rebranding for team; this is the name it wants to use until pending adoption of a new name in the future. pic.twitter.com/sBs0Uo0ICm
Shefter reports there will be no change to the burgundy and gold color scheme and players will have numbers replacing the former logo on the sides of their helmet.
Washington will not have any change to its color scheme. It will still use burgundy and gold. The Redskins logo on the helmet will be replaced by the player’s number in gold. The Washington Football Team will debut its home uniforms in week 1 against the Eagles. pic.twitter.com/8DpC6b0Tyj— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 23, 2020
The Washington Football Team hopes to have all names and logos taken off their platforms in time for their Week 1 matchup. With the possibility of not having and fans in attendance, there is a chance the logo could be completely eradicated.
The Washington Football Team will continue the process of retiring the Redskins name and hopes to be entirely rid of it on physical and digital spaces in the next 50 days, by the Sept. 13 regular-season opener against the Eagles.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 23, 2020
It appears Washington will stick with this uniform format for the entire 2020 season in hopes of finding a new logo and mascot in the future. The team will seek out those in whom the new mascot will have the most effect to help determine what will be used in the future.
While the Washington Football Team uses these uniforms and helmets for the 2020 season, it will be seeking the feedback of players, alumni, fans, sponsors and the community for the new team name it will use at some point in the future, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 23, 2020
It has been rumored what is holding up a new team logo in Washington has to do with trademark law. Apparently a realtor in Virginia trademarked many names in hopes to strike the one Washington hope to use and therefore have to sell the rights to the NFL franchise.
With many decisions involved in the NFL coming down to financials, it appears merchandise will be available for The Washington Football Team in time for the 2020 season.