Former NFL player and current analyst hates the Commanders’ name

When Josh Harris and his ownership group took control of the Washington Commanders in July, they made it clear their immediate priorities were not another rebranding but instead focusing on the upcoming season and improving FedEx Field.

However, they didn’t rule it out, either, with limited partner Magic Johnson saying on NBC’s TODAY Show, “Everything was on the table.”

The rebranding, of course, centers around the team’s name. While many longtime fans hate the name “Commanders,” others are excited about the franchise again since Dan Snyder sold the team.

Fans aren’t the only ones who don’t like the name. Former players have been outspoken regarding the name. Others around the NFL hate the name, too.

Former NFL player Solomon Wilcots has worked in the media world for years. You can add him to the list of those who hate Washington’s name.

“Everyone knows they should change that name, by the way,” Wilcots said on “Grant and Danny” of 106.7 The Fan this week in Las Vegas via Lou DiPietro of Audacy. When co-host Grant Paulsen asked Wilcots if that name worked for him, he quickly replied, “No.”

“Is it good for you?” Wilcots said. “We are all almost unanimous about that. That’s a crowded bus.”

Paulsen then told Wilcots that Harris sometimes chooses to use Washington Football instead of saying “Commanders,” something Wilcots appreciated.

“Smart man! I love Washington Football Team as a name,” Wilcots said. “That was better than this thing.”

The Commanders used the name “Football Team” for two seasons following their initial name change in July 2020.

Washington just completed GM and head coaching searches and must finish its coaching staff. Next, the Commanders look toward free agency and the NFL draft. A new name isn’t in the cards — for now.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire