What Will Be The New Name Of The Washington Football Team?

  • The Washington Football Team is still searching for a new name.
  • The odds suggest that they have a decent chance of keeping their current one.
  • Other favorites include the Washington Redtails and the Washington Redwolves.

WASHINGTON - The Washington Football Team is in search of a new name, and has not found anything that suits it yet.

The team changed their name after decades of pressure from Native American activists, who hold that their old name was offensive. Now, the Football Team is in a unique position - they have to decide how much of their existing brand to carry over into their new name.

They recently ruled out the Washington Warriors as an option, noting that the branding would potentially still reflect Native American likenesses.

"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," said WFT President Jason Wright. “But as we learned through our research and engagement with various groups, "context matters" and that makes it a "slippery slope." Feedback from across communities we engaged clearly revealed deep-seated discomfort around Warriors, with the clear acknowledgment that it too closely aligns with Native American themes.”

The online sportsbooks have provided odds on the new name of the Football Team, and they demonstrate this conflict between wanting to keep as much of the old as possible and a desire for a fresh start.

Washington Football Team New Name For 2022 Season Odds

  • Washington Redtails +250
  • Washington/Washington DC Football Team +250
  • Washington Redwolves +450
  • Washington Renegades +900
  • Washington Presidents +1000
  • Washington Sentinels +1200
  • Washington Lincolns +1200
  • Washington Aviators +1600
  • Washington Generals +2000
  • Washington Guardians +2000
  • Washington Kings +2500
  • Washington Aces +2500
  • Washington Ambassadors +2500
  • Washington Americans +3300
  • Washington Armada +4000

At the top of the odds boards is the Washington Redtails, which would allow the team to keep much of their branding and colors intact.

One wonders what the calculations behind closed doors must be with regards to keeping the word “red” in the name of the team. The context is surely different, but perhaps a clean break would be better.

Tied with the Redtails on the odds boards is that clean break - the Washington Football Team or the Washington DC Football Team.

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A name that sounded fairly obvious on first glance has actually picked up steam among fans of the team, and this name would certainly solve all problems related to causing offense.

The Washington Redwolves is a name similar in concept to the Redtails - they keep the “red” in the name, and add a different suffix onto it.

The further down the odds board one goes, the more B-List the names get. The Renegades, for example, were a team in the XFL in 2020.

The Sentinels was almost the name of another XFL team, the DC Defenders, while the Washington Generals are the famous dance partner of the Harlem Globetrotters.

It seems as though the main contenders are the Redtails, the Redwolves and the Washington Football Team.

Sports betting fans can wager on any of those at the online sportsbooks, or take a long shot on some of the more unlikely names.