In a story that is completely on-brand with what the franchise has been under the ownership of Daniel Snyder, the rebranded Washington Commanders have already announced they will be changing their team logo due to an error.
Rebranded as the Commanders earlier this month, Washington’s NFL club initially released a crest that included years signifying the franchise’s Super Bowl (and pre-Super Bowl) championships. However, instead of using the year that the bulk of the regular season prior to the championship win took place, the crest included the year that the title game actually took place. For example, the New England Patriots won Super Bowl XXXVI on February on 3 in 2002, but Tom Brady’s first title would be referred to by most people as the 2001 championship. Somehow, even though someone with a vague degree of football knowledge should have probably been involved in designing or at least looking over the crest, that error slipped through the cracks.
When the team was made aware of the mistake, Washington requested to change the years to the Roman numerals. But, all changes to logos and team identities have to be presented to the NFL for approval and the league declined Washington’s request, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Now, the team has apparently come up with a solution that the NFL approves of.
“We have begun the process of updating our crest online and with vendors,” the team announced Tuesday, per NFL.com. “For fans that have pre-ordered a jersey, the jersey will feature the updated crest and will begin shipping by early July. Licensees are in the process of creating new merchandise with the revised crest and the new merchandise will be in market as soon as possible.”