Washington Football Team to keep burgundy & gold with new name


The Washington Football Team will keep its long-held color scheme of burgundy and gold whenever it decides on a new team name.

In an interview with 106.7 The Fan's Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier on Thursday, Washington team president Jason Wright revealed a number of details surrounding the ongoing name exploration, which is expected to continue through the 2021 NFL season.

"A few things are starting to come clear," he said. "Number one, burgundy and gold should never change, period. That is a core aspect of the identity of this team and we know it is important, from all this research as well, to make sure we don't feel like an expansion club and we're tied to the history. We have to keep the burgundy and gold as the centerpiece of all of this."

No 'Random-Ass Bird' Mascots

"The other thing that we've heard clearly is that something random would land poorly," Wright said. "We need something that's connected to the history of the club, or to the area, or to something else that is meaningful to the fanbase already, meaningful to the area, etcetera. So taking some random-ass bird mascot doesn't feel like the right approach, at least from what we've seen so far."