Nearly 19 months after it retired its controversial nickname, the Washington Football Team unveiled its new moniker, logos and uniforms on Wednesday morning.
Now known as the Commanders, Washington’s primary logo is a stylized “W” in burgundy with a gold outline, staying true to the colors the franchise has generally used since its early days as the Boston Redskins.
That logo can be seen on both sides of the anodized satin burgundy helmet, which has a burgundy facemask and a single gold stripe down the middle.
The burgundy home jersey features the Commanders’ new wordmark on the chest above custom gold numbers, which includes a white outline and mesh-like perforation holes throughout.
The striping pattern on the sleeves and the three gold stars on the inside of the back collar are a nod to the flag of Washington D.C., which features three red stars above two red bars on a white background, as well as the franchise’s three Super Bowl victories.
The back of the uniform features Washington’s new secondary logo, which prominently displays the Commanders wordmark surrounded by “1932” for the year the franchise was founded, three stars and the team’s primary logo inside soccer-style roundel.
The secondary logo is complete with “Washington Football” and the seasons that ended with the franchise winning the league title written around the outside. It sits directly above the player’s nameplate, which is gold.
The white road jersey, meanwhile, prominently displays the city name across the chest above predominantly burgundy numbers that include a black outline and white diamond-shaped gradient throughout.
That pattern is carried over to the sleeves stripes, which are enclosed within a contrasting burgundy cap. The stripes are the same shape as the home jersey, but include a black line through the middle of the white and burgundy bars.
The white road jersey includes the same stars as the burgundy home jersey inside the collar, albeit in burgundy, as well as the secondary logo below the back collar and above the burgundy nameplate.
Washington’s black alternate jersey is entirely different than the others in the set, other than that it features the same number font in gold with a burgundy outline.
Both the collar and sleeve caps have a sublimated camouflage pattern, white the latter displays the D.C. flag on the right sleeve and the secondary logo on the left sleeve – both modified to match the Commanders’ color scheme.
The inside of the back collar includes the motto “One Mission,” while the Commanders wordmark has been shifted to the left to replicate the nameplate on a military uniform.
It’s also somewhat reminiscent of the patch on the left shoulder of the Los Angeles Rams current home and road uniforms, though this is sewn directly into the jersey.
Both the black alternate and white road jerseys can be worn with a black alternate helmet, which includes a black facemask, the “W” logo on the front crown and numbers on both sides in the same font as the jerseys. It is the first alternate helmet to be revealed since the NFL announced last summer it was relaxing its one-helmet rule.
The Commanders have three different pants options: burgundy, white and black, all of which lack any stripes.
“As an organization, we are excited to rally and rise together as one under our new identity while paying homage to our local roots and what it means to represent the nation’s capital,” team owner Dan Snyder said. “As we kick off our 90th season, it is important for our organization and fans to pay tribute to our past traditions, history, legacy and the greats that came before us.
“We continue to honor and represent the Burgundy and Gold while forging a pathway to a new era in Washington. Today may mark the first day for the Washington Commanders, but we are and always will be Washington.”
Photos courtesy of the Washington Commanders.