The Washington Football Team is going to announce a new team name and logo on February 2, two years after it began considering new options. There has been an intense amount of speculation about what the name will, but six days out, we might have evidence of what it actually is.
There have been various names suggested as finalists, including Commanders. A Washington fan appears to have been keeping an eye on the GoDaddy pages for various rumored names and noticed a significant change. “Larry Legend” tweeted on Thursday evening that the Commanders.com domain was transferred to a company that the NFL uses for all their domains.
Washington Commanders = confirmed.— Larry Legend (@LarryLegendBTW) January 27, 2022
The https://t.co/yrU1fTNObC domain was transferred from Namecheap to MarkMonitor (same company NFL uses for all their domains) as of 7:34pm EST today.@WashingtonNFL | #WashingtonFootball | #WFT pic.twitter.com/ru53FDSqR4
This is not entirely conclusive evidence, but it’s significant. Commanders was one of the reported finalists after co-owner Tanya Snyder announced some of the possibilities before Week 1 this past season, and team president Jason Wright announced it was not going to be Wolves or Red Wolves.
There’s been other pieces of evidence suggesting Commanders is the choice with Washington fans paying attention to any morsel of information. It’s entirely possible this is a red herring and the team wanted to throw fans off the scent.
We’ll find out on Wednesday, February 2 what the name actually is.