Introducing your Washington…Football Team?
The team that used to be known as the Washington Redskins has several weeks to pick a new name for 2020 and beyond. Instead of rebranding and picking a name that the entire fanbase will get behind, Dan Snyder has punted on that decision until next year.
Washington will be known as the “Washington Football Team” for the 2020 season, as the planned rebrand will need to be put on hold until 2021.
Dan Snyder didn’t pick a new name for Washington.
Washington’s decision to go by this cookie-cutter name has alienated nearly all of the fanbase, as those who wanted a new name and those vouching for the old offensive moniker will be let down by this decision.
The Redtails already had the support of quarterback Dwayne Haskins, while the Redwolves and Warriors have also been mentioned as quality backup names. In the end, Snyder didn’t want to pull the trigger on any of them, instead opting for the blandest name possible.
Haskins has already thrown his support behind this name, as the Maryland native is excited to strut his stuff for his generic franchise in 2020. For all the drama surrounding the name, Ron Rivera coaching Haskins and Chase Young will b something to look forward to in 2020.
Synder can spin this all he wants, but the fact that he chose to go into the 2020 season with a placeholder name for one season before he settles on a name is simply unacceptable. Who would by any sort of merchandise from a team without a proper name?
Without a permanent new name, expect many fans and analysts to use the old Redskins moniker in 2020, as not everyone will be on board with calling them the “Football Team.”