Washington has finally announced that it will no longer be referred to as the “Redskins.” It’s a move that has been considered long overdue by some, while others are just pleased to see the franchise on the right side of history.
The downside to changing a name that has been around for 87 years is that finding a replacement isn’t that simple. Fortunately, there have been a handful of really great suggestions over the past week, which includes Justice, Red Tails and Red Wolves.
ESPN analyst Jay Williams chimed in on the conversation this afternoon, revealing his pick for Washington’s new name. He believes the no-brainer decision here is to go with Red Wolves.
“The name to replace the Redskins needs to be the “REDWOLVES.” It’s a military themed name plus in most Native cultures, “Wolf” is considered a medicine being associated with courage, strength, loyalty, and success at hunting,” Williams posted on Twitter.
The name to replace the @Redskins needs to be the “REDWOLVES” . It’s a military themed name plus in most Native cultures, “Wolf” is considered a medicine being associated with courage, strength, loyalty, and success at hunting. #RedWolves
— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) July 14, 2020
Red Wolves is currently the fan favorite according to Scott Allen of The Washington Post.
Dan Snyder should seriously consider making Red Wolves the team’s new name. Not only would it please the fan base, it would honor Native culture.
With the 2020 season approaching fairly soon, Washington might also want to find a name that’ll allow the team to stick to its current color scheme. We’d have to imagine that changing the name to Red Wolves wouldn’t affect that.