By Lewis Gould
After they ditched the name REDSKINS before the 2020 NFL season, the Washington Football Team will be sticking with the WFT name for at least one more year, but after the 2021 season, there could potentially be another change coming.
The team sent out an email to season-ticket holders this week with the hope of getting some input on what the new name should be.
In the email, each season-ticket holder was given a list of roughly 10 names and was asked to choose which two were the best. Not every season-ticket holder was given the same list and in the end, the organization sent out more than 30 names to choose from.
In the email, team president Jason Wright noted that Washington will be using input from its fans to help choose the new name.
“This is an ongoing, iterative process — we’ve used focus groups, stakeholder interviews, large-scale surveys, and other qualitative and quantitative approaches to understand what fans want and what types of names resonate with our fans,” Wright wrote, via NBC Sports Washington. “To that end, we want to ask all of YOU for your input on what kinds of names are most meaningful to you — which concepts represent what you love about this organization and what it means to you.”
Wright has previously said that the team would like to have its new name in place in time for the 2022 season, which means a name change announcement will likely be coming at some point early next year. Right now, the team is trying to whittle the long list of names down and they’re doing that by letting fans pick the name that they like the most.
“Each of you will be shown a small selection from a broader pool of brainstormed names that we’re getting early feedback on,” Wright wrote. “Please note, this is not a vote for the name, but instead an opportunity to capture insights and perspective that will be so important to this next phase of our rebrand journey.”
Here’s a list of names Washington fans were asked to choose from (Listed in alphabetical order):
First City Football Club (FCFC)
Washington DC Football Club (DCFC)
Washington Capital City Football Club (CCFC)
“There are a set of folks that have warmed to the Washington Football Team,” Wright said at the time. “Some of the things that are emerging from that are the Washington Football Team has something that ties deeply to our history.