Thanks to a slew of retail leaks and some timely helicopter footage, all signs point to the Washington Football Team’s new nickname being the Commanders.
Now, the franchise won’t officially announce its new nickname, logos and uniforms until Wednesday morning, but several Nike shirts were making their rounds on Twitter on Tuesday night that featured Washington’s new “W” logo and the Commanders nickname.
The “W” logo is presumed to be Washington’s new primary mark, and will likely be placed on the sides of a burgundy helmet, one of two the franchise is expected to unveil.
The Commanders wordmark, meanwhile, features bold lines above and below. It is expected to be placed below the collar and above the numbers on Washington’s new burgundy home and white road jersey.
That said, further confirmation of the nickname and wordmark came on Tuesday night when NBC Chopper 4 Brad Freitas took an overhead shot of FedEx Field, which displayed Commanders signage inside the stadium.
This all follows former quarterback Joe Theismann offering his thoughts on the Commanders nickname on Monday, though he later said he was “not completely sure what the new name (is).”
Additionally, a photo of a black alternate jersey was also widely discussed on social media Tuesday night, and it includes a camouflage pattern on the collar and sleeves. The yellow numbers feature a burgundy outline, as well as the same perforation holes as the jerseys that Washington teased last month.
The photo shown above has obviously been altered to hide any marks that would have given away the new identity, but it’s likely the “W” logo will be on the sleeves, three stars on the back collar and a Los Angeles Rams-style patch on the left shoulder.
Stay tuned to SportsLogos.net for the latest, including the official unveiling on Wednesday morning.
Photos courtesy of @HogfarmerChris and @DC_STEVE on Twitter.