By Michael Bennett
You better get used to the name “Washington Football Team.”
Coach Ron Rivera says that Washington’s NFL team is “not close” to choosing a new permanent name and logo.
In an interview with “CBS This Morning,” Rivera said the rebranding process will likely take 16 to 18 months, which means the team could likely remain nameless at the start of the 2021 season, in addition to the entirety of 2020.
The team announced that it will call itself the “Washington Football Team” in the interim after dropping its old name, “Redskins,” which had long been criticized as racist.
“The biggest thing that we’ve learned is that this is going to take steps,” Rivera told CBS. “This can’t happen automatically. We’re going to have to go through the process. … Truthfully, this is going to be about a 16- to 18-month process, to do it the right way and really not miss the opportunity to rebrand ourselves — hopefully for the next 100 years.”