History of the Washington Commanders
The Washington Commanders are in the NFC East Division.
The Washington Commanders, formerly known as the Washington Redskins or Washington Football Team, is a professional football franchise based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Here's a brief summary of their history:
Founding and Early Years (1932-1940s): The Washington Football Team was established in 1932 as one of the original teams in the National Football League (NFL). They were originally based in Boston, Massachusetts, and known as the Boston Braves in their first season. They changed their name to the Boston Redskins in 1933 before relocating to Washington, D.C., in 1937.
Three Super Bowl Victories (1980s-1990s): The team's most successful era came in the 1980s and early 1990s under the ownership of Jack Kent Cooke and the leadership of head coach Joe Gibbs. During this time, the team won three Super Bowl championships in the 1982 season (Super Bowl XVII), 1987 season (Super Bowl XXII), and 1991 season (Super Bowl XXVI).
Notable Players: The Washington Football Team has had several legendary players in its history, including quarterbacks Sammy Baugh and Joe Theismann, running back John Riggins, and wide receiver Art Monk.
Change of Name (2020): In 2020, amidst increasing pressure and concerns regarding the team's former name and mascot, which were considered offensive by many, the franchise announced that it would retire the Redskins name and logo.
Washington Football Team: In 2020, the team temporarily adopted the name "Washington Football Team" while they undertook a rebranding effort to select a new name and mascot. They played the 2020 and 2021 seasons under this temporary name.
Rebranding to the Commanders (2022): In 2022, the team officially moved its new name as the Washington Commanders with new branding and logos.
FedExField: The team plays its home games at FedExField, located in Landover, Maryland.
The Washington Commanders have a storied history in the NFL, with moments of success and challenges. They continue to be a part of the league's landscape and have made significant contributions to professional football over the years.