Washington’s NFL team 

The Commanders are the new name for Washington's NFL club.

As a result of demand from sponsors, the team changed its moniker in July 2020.


For decades, fans have complained that the franchise's previous moniker was insensitive to Native Americans.


Washington Football Team was the name of the team during the last two seasons.

The team has also explored Admirals, Armada, Brigade, Sentinels, Defenders, Red Hogs, and Presidents as possible monikers for the squad.

RedWolves, a fan favourite, had to be ruled out due to the trademark ownership of another organisation.


A military connection to Washington, D.C., was an important consideration for the team's president Jason Wright and coach Ron Rivera when choosing the team's new name.”


The name is also a reference to the US President, who is also known as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.