Washington Red Wolves Emerging As Leading Favorite For WFT Nickname
The Washington fan base is making their voices heard in what they want the new team name to be.
According to the Washington Post, more than 40,000 fans of the team have suggested new names to replace the old ‘Redskins’ nickname.
The Washington Red Wolves.
“Red Wolves — or Redwolves, one word — is among the most frequently suggested options in the debate…”
Other top possibilities have emerged as well:
- Red Tails
- Football Team
Any new name won’t be in place until the 2022 season.
Once the shortlist of finalists are figured out, WFT President Jason Wright said in a message to fans, “we will still need to go through the months-long work of legal wrangling, trademarking, merchandising feasibility and dozens of other uninteresting but really important steps that go into the launch of a new name.”
The team insists it may be considering names that the surveys didn’t include.
“We’re trying to connect the past and the future,” said Julie Jensen, the team’s senior vice president for external engagement and communications. “This is not an expansion team.”
Here are a few fan created jerseys and helmets: