When ownership of the team changed hands earlier this month, many wondered is there was a chance the new ownership group would change the team’s name. Fuel was added to that fire when ESPN senior writer Don Van Natta Jr. stated on the Rich Eisen Show that “There’s a ‘pretty good chance’ the new ownership of the Washington Commanders will change the franchise name and have a ‘complete re-branding’ of the team.” Vegas has even released odds on the name-change happening and possibilities on what the new name could be (available below).
Today, Washington Commanders team President Jason Wright stated that the team would not be returning to its old name during an appearance on 106.7 The Fan. “It is not being considered. Period.” While it’s likely the team still undergoes a rebrand, the old name is not under consideration, according to Wright. Betting website BetOnline.AG has released odds on if the Commanders will change its name again and the odds on several choices for the team’s new name. They can be seen below: