By Lewis Gould
After nine months, the name is starting to sink in.
The Washington Football Team announced last July that it would retire its former name, the Redskins, which it had used for 87 years.
And now the name has gone from being a generic placeholder to one that will be strongly considered as a permanent one.
Team president Jason Wright said fans have warmed to the name.
Wright stressed that there is not a leading contender for the new name. However, the fact that some fans have warmed to WFT highlights what Wright said they want most in a name: a strong connection to the past.
Wright has previously said, and reiterated during an interview with ESPN yesterday, that Washington Football Team will remain in 2021. He said the permanent name would be in place for 2022.