Jason Wright on Commanders name change
One of the biggest talking points surrounding the Washington Commanders currently is what Josh Harris' ownership group has up their sleeve as part of the franchise's long-term strategy. Many supporters are eager for news about a new stadium location despite millions being pumped into improvements at FedEx Field, with talk about another rebrand also at the forefront of discussions among a fanbase that finally feels a sense of excitement.
The Commanders' rebrand implemented by Dan Snyder came with mixed reviews, to put it mildly. Most fans thought this was another botched effort from the previous owner to restore faith in his leadership, which failed miserably and eventually became another nail in his proverbial coffin.
More than 100,000 signatures are also on a petition demanding a return to the traditional Washington Redskins name that drew so much controversy. When discussing this specific possibility on 106.7 The Fan on Wednesday, team president Jason Wright laid his cards on the table in no uncertain terms via Nicki Jhabvala from the Washington Post.
"It is not being considered. Period."- Jason Wright via X/Twitter
That's pretty emphatic, although it might not be what some want to hear. The Commanders' name could change in the coming years - which wouldn't be the biggest shock in the world - but going back to where it all began is seemingly a non-starter if Wright's comments are any indication.