Washington Football Team

Washington Football Team

Team information

  • Head Coach: Daniel Snyder.
  • Stadium: FedEx Field.
  • Location: Landover, Maryland.
  • Owners: Ron Rivera.
  • Established: 1932.

Team history

The Washington Football Team has played more than 1,000 games and are one of only five in the NFL to record over 600 total wins. The team was founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves before changing its name to the Redskins the following year. The franchise then relocated to Washington, D.C. in 1937, where they have been based since. Washington won the 1937 and 1942 NFL championship games as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII, and XXVI. Washington has finished a season as league runner-up six times, losing the 1936, 1940, 1943, and 1945 title games and Super Bowls VII and XVIII. With 14 division titles and 24 postseason appearances, they have an overall postseason record of 23–18.

The team’s former Redskins name and logo drew controversy over its history, with many criticizing it as offensive to Native Americans. Pressure from major sponsors of the league and team eventually led them to retire the branding in 2020 as part of a wave of racial name changes in the wake of the George Floyd protests. The team will temporarily play as the Washington Football Team until a permanent replacement is chosen later.

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Source(s): Wikipedia.com.
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