Just last week, the Washington Redskins announced that the franchise was undergoing a full review of its name in the wake of growing calls for it to be changed.
“This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise but also input from our alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League and the local community it is proud to represent on and off the field,” Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said.
That pressure to change it came from FedEx, Pepsi, and Nike.
Multiple names have been suggested, with quarterback Dwayne Haskins revealing he likes the Washington Redtails.
The Team 980’s Kevin Sheehan said this past Friday that “Warriors” is the leading contender for the name replacement.
“On his podcast Friday, The Team 980’s Kevin Sheehan said he had it “on pretty good authority” that the leading contender for the replacement name is Warriors.
“I don’t think that’s a reveal by any stretch,” Sheehan said. “I think people do know that the Redskins have marked Washington Warriors just in case, and that this has been the way…I would bet big money on the Warriors being the new name for the football team.”
People calling for the Warriors to be the name while having feathers and arrows have been getting blasted for completely missing the point of the name change.
“This issue is of personal importance to me and I look forward to working closely with Dan Snyder to make sure we continue the mission of honoring and supporting Native Americans and our Military,” he said.
Washington is scheduled to open the 2020 NFL regular season on Sept. 13 against Philadelphia.