Washington Football Team Potential Names: Washington is still in the hunt for a new name after changing it from the ‘Redskins’ last year.
There have been several rumors as to what the team could call itself, but nothing concrete has materialized yet. The team had to change its name due to the social issues it faced with the Native American community in the United States, and as a result, before hastily deciding on a new name, Washington went with the simple “Washington Football Team” for the past season.
The team will keep the same for the 2021-22 NFL season as well, hoping to announce a new name and logo by the time the 2022 season rolls around.
So, what are some potential options for a new name? Let’s take a look at what the Football Team could switch its name to next year.
Washington Football Team will unveil new name and logo in early 2022. https://t.co/smkJicRLGg
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 10, 2021
Washington Football Team Potential Names: New Name Ideas For Washington’s NFL Team
1. Not the Warriors or anything linked to the Native American community
The team name ‘Warriors’ kept coming up in talks of a potential new name for Washington, however, team president Jason Wright has made it very clear that will be straying away from this name at all costs. He wrote in a brief:
“In the spirit of that engagement, I want to address a name that has emerged amongst our fanbase, “Warriors.” One might look at this name as a natural, and even harmless transition considering that it does not necessarily or specifically carry a negative connotation. But as we learned through our research and engagement with various groups, “context matters” and that makes it a “slippery slope.”
After the mistakes of the past, it’s good to see that Washington is looking to create a new brand image with the coming of their new name. You can find the full brief here.
“We are proudly forging ahead in this journey with a promise to our community — a promise to continue to be inclusive in our process and collaborative with our fans.”
From the desk of @whoisjwright:
— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) July 12, 2021
2. 37 other much better options
The Washington Football Team has also reached out to its fan base regarding a new name as reports indicate that season ticket holders are receiving emails about potential suggestions for a new name. Reports also indicate that there are 36 potential names the club is looking at (including sticking with the current name).
- Demon Cats
- First City Football Club (FCFC)
- Football Team
- Red Hogs
- Washington DC Football Club (DCFC)
- Washington Capital City Football Club (CCFC)
- Wild Hogs
- 32FC (W32)
Again, no decision has been made yet, but we could very well be seeing a new team and logo by next year. It’ll be an exciting time for fans and the team all around as it’ll signal the beginning of a new era.