Effective immediately, Washington will call itself the “Washington Football Team”, pending adoption of a new name, sources tell ESPN.
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.
The name is temporary, but not short term. The franchise is planning to use it for the entire 2020 season, retiring the old name and scrubbing it from its physical and digital spaces by the start of the regular season. The temporary name is accompanied by new uniforms with the same color scheme but no sign of the prior nickname.