Dwayne Haskins thinks Washington Redtails has a nice ring to it if the Redskins decide to change their nickname.
The Washington Redskins are reviewing their team name amid threats from major corporations to stop being associated with them. Dwayne Haskins has thrown his favorite replacement into the mix.
Haskins, Washington’s second-year quarterback, believes Washington Redtails would be the right call. With the news of team owner Daniel Snyder deciding to finally review the controversial nickname, it appears a change is imminent.
Dwayne Haskins thinks Washington Redtails would be a great new team name
So why Redtails? The name refers to a brave group of Black fighter pilots in World War II, who were known as the Redtails.
Of course, many have taken to Twitter and other forms of social media to start throwing out their ideas for both new names and logos. Vegas even has odds on which name will eventually take hold, with Presidents leading the way at 3/1. A few other popular names? The Lincolns (4/1) and Kings (5/1).
Ultimately, it’s unclear whether the name will be changed and whether it would happen before the upcoming season. Snyder still has to make the decision to go forward and then come up with the new name, along with new uniforms, logos, and marketing.
Additionally, the NFL has to approve all changes, something which could prove challenging to do in two months time.
However, we’re talking about an insensitive name and logo. Perhaps the NFL decides being on the right side of history (far too late, but better late than never) is more important and simply pushes the potential changes through in an expedited manner.