Washington NFL Franchise unveils new branding ahead of 2022 season.

Patriot Press journalists react to new name, logos, and uniforms.


Washington will operate with this new logo, which was released on Twitter. Photo by Washington Commanders.

Patriot Press staff

There is a new team looking to #TakeCommand of the NFL Landscape next season.

 The Landover based franchise, previously branded as The Washington Football Team and The Washington Redskins, rolled out their new team name, logos, and uniforms using the aforementioned hashtag on February 2nd. 

The unveiling comes two years after owner Dan Snyder announced the team would change its controversial moniker. 

The 3-time Super Bowl winning franchise will represent itself  in the 2022 season as the Washington Commanders. 

The team will keep its burgundy and gold color scheme; however, the team’s letter and number font changes subtly. The new nickname continues a DC sports trend of naming their teams with patriotic and military-supportive connotation. 

Commander’s players will play home games at FedEx Field in a new burgundy uniform, while away games will feature a new white one. Of the uniform changes, a new black alternate jersey is perhaps the biggest surprise. 

Patriot Press journalists Jacob Klassen, Tanner Eaves, and Thomas Eckenrode share their thoughts on the team’s changes as fans. – by Mr. Sealey


Jacob: “With the release of the Washington Commanders name, logo, and jerseys, it is pretty good for the most part. I love the jerseys because they have very diverse colors. I like how they added black uniforms instead of just burgundy and white. Although I do not love the name and it could be better, it is not horrible. The logo is decent, but I do not have much of an opinion on that.”

Tanner: “I personally don’t like the changes in general. The logo is not as creative or has an appeal to the eye for me or others. There is a new logo with just the word Commanders with a line above and below the word, and the new logo which is a circle with the logo inside of it, it looks like it came just from the British Premier League. Overall, the changes are not what I wanted to see as a fan of the team. The team name also relates with the other Washington D.C. team names that have something to do with the nation’s capital, just like the Washington Nationals and the Washington Capitals both representing the nation’s capital in their name. The new team name works since it refers to the Commander-in-Chief living and working in Washington D.C.” 

Thomas: “In my opinion, the name is cool, it sounds very ‘Commanding.’ As for the uniforms, I like how they chose to honor the old colors, but they changed that to a more fierce burgundy. Overall, I love the change, and can’t wait to see it in action.”


Washington players Terry McLaurin, Chase Young, and Jonathan Allen were part of the uniform unveiling on February 2nd, 2022. Photo by Washington Commanders.