Washington Commanders likely to change name yet again

Commanders likely to change name yet again
from Victor Barbosa, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com

There’s reportedly a fairly good shot that the Washington Commanders will change their team name yet again. The news comes on the heels of Thursday’s historic sale of the franchise to Josh Harris, which officially brought the Dan Snyder era to an end.

If the name change happens, it’ll be the third swap since the team moved to the nation’s capital in 1937, according to Pro Football Reference. The changes have all come in the last few years.

The franchise was the Boston Braves in 1932 and the Boston Redskins from 1933-36. Washington then held the controversial nickname from 1937-2020, before becoming the Washington Football Team for two seasons.

The Commanders were officially announced as the newest team name in early February 2022. The group became the first to change its name without moving cities since the Tennessee Titans, who switched over from the Oilers in 1999.

Regardless of their team name, it was a rough stretch both on and off the field with Snyder at the helm. In addition to the myriad of controversies and scandals surrounding the longtime owner, Washington made the playoffs just six times in Snyder’s 24 years as owner and never made it past the divisional round.

Washington went just 164-220-2 overall (.427 winning percentage) with Snyder, had 10 different head coaches and 27 different starting quarterbacks. During his tenure, Snyder faced four separate federal investigations, three investigations from the Attorney General and two NFL investigations.

Commanders fans are ready for a fresh start.