After a renaming process that took 18 months and two full NFL seasons, the team formerly known as the “Washington Football Team” introduced its new nickname on Wednesday: The Commanders.
The Commanders, using their brand-new Twitter account @Commanders, released a video that will get the fans truly hyped for the upcoming season.
At a news conference, Commanders defensive tackle Jonathan Allen spoke about how the name not only reflects the past franchise but will allow him and his teammates to build a new legacy for the future of the team.
Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser weighed in on the name change and gave it her stamp of approval. She also essentially said that she wants the team’s next stadium to be located within the DC city limits.
The Commanders exist due to the constant pressure exerted on team owner Dan Snyder. For years Snyder vehemently refused to change the name from the Redskins, which had been around for 87 years and was considered by numerous Native American groups to be racist
For more information, Meet the Commanders, the new name of Washington’s football team was originally published on Yahoo Sports.