Pro Football Hall of Fame adds uniform from inaugural Commanders game


The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio has a new Washington addition.

It added a game-worn Daron Payne No. 94 jersey — and accompanying uniform — from the inaugural regular-season game of the Washington Commanders to its collection on Wednesday.

Hopefully in a sign of things to come, the Washington Commanders defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 28-22 in their inaugural Week 1 game under their new name. Payne had a bang-up game himself, collecting three combined tackles with five QB pressures, one sack and a tackle for loss.

The Washington Commanders previously played under the 'Washington Redskins' monitor from 1937 to 2019, until changing to a temporary 'Washington Football Team' moniker for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Washington formally retired its Redskins name in July 2020.

The franchise began as the Boston Braves in 1932 and rebranded to the Boston Redskins in 1933, before relocating to the nation's capital.

The team formally announced its new 'Washington Commanders' name in Feb. 2022 and debuted its new name and uniforms for the first time in the regular season on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022.

Payne, a first-round pick (13th overall) by Washington in 2018, will now forever be sealed in a time capsule linked to his Commanders roots in Canton.