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Commanders “Why was Josh Harris, the owner, responding frightfully from Shorting Down today?

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Fans dislike Jason Wright, the president of the Washington Commanders, for many reasons. The main reason for this is because most fans mistakenly link him with former owner Dan Snyder.

The name change is the main cause of some supporters’ disapproval of Wright. The term “Commanders” is detested by a large portion of the Washington fan base, and Wright played a major role in the team’s rebranding in February 2024.

When Josh Harris and his partners purchased the Commanders last summer, there were many indications that the ownership group did not like the name. Harris, Mitchell Rales, and Mark Ein grew up in the Washington area, going to games at RFK Stadium and rooting for the Redskins. Another minority partner, Magic Johnson, went on the TODAY Show and said all options were on the table.

However, Harris poured some cold water on the name debate when he took over. He didn’t say it wasn’t going to happen but that he had other more pressing issues for his new team. Thus far, Harris has been true to his word on everything. Most recently, he’s been busy assembling Washington’s impressive new leadership team led by GM Adam Peters and head coach Dan Quinn.

On Wednesday, the name topic was back in the news when Wright was a guest of “Grant and Danny” on 106.7 The Fan in Washington, D.C.

“I’d feel the same as it would be with anybody else: if it’s the right thing to do, that’s what it is, and I don’t take anything personally. But, it’s not a priority right now,” Wright said about the name change, courtesy of Lou DiPietro of Audacy.

“We have a lot of work to do on a million other things, but these guys make the right decisions and don’t do stuff on a whim; with any decision, it doesn’t come out of the clear blue, so there’s no reason to posture or defend. Like with their GM process, rapid but thorough is a good description of any process and decision they make, but our focus is on business, and this is not a focus right now.”

Harris has been focused on all of the right things. He’s also handled the name situation well. He knows it’s not popular with a large segment of the fan base. A name change could happen, just don’t expect it anytime soon with the franchise so focused on putting a winning team on the field and improving the current stadium.

 

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