It is uncertain on whether or not the franchise will announce a new team name on Monday, but the latest reports are telling us they intend to announce Monday that it will retire the “Redskins” name.
Washington has been called the “Redskins” since 1933 before it moved from Boston to Washington in 1937.
“Warriors,” a name owner Daniel Snyder was reportedly interested in using for an Arena Football League franchise, is believed to be among the top candidates.
Which isn’t really any better than the “Redskins” name and if the Native Americans want themselves removed from pro sports, then why use what would still cause controversy?
Other names that have been floating out there are Washington Redwolves and Washington Redtails. The Redwolves seem to be the name to make the most sense and have the least likeliness to offend or cause racial tension.
With stadium naming-rights sponsor FedEx threatened less than two weeks ago that it would end its partnership with Washington, the team now has an incredibly tall task to replace all logos, merchandise and design new uniforms before the beginning of the 2020 season if Washington indeed does plan on changing its name immediately.