Add Jonathan Allen to the group supporting Red Wolves as the rebrand of the Washington Redskins.
During a streaming session on his Twitch channel, which the Instagram page redskinstoday got a video of, the Washington defensive lineman explained what he liked about the potential new name for the team. Besides enjoying the moniker itself, Allen is imagining all the great nicknames that would come out of it.
“So many great things could come out of that," Allen said. “Call the stadium 'The Den,' get the 'Wolfpack' on D.”
“I ain’t gonna lie, that would be hype, bro," Allen said.
Washington Red Wolves is an idea that first caught the attention of many when former Washington defensive back Fred Smoot proposed the name in an interview with NBC Sports Washington. Smoot has since expanded on his idea, explaining why it's a perfect fit for the team.
"It is an endangered species. It allows us to keep the 'HTTR,'" Smoot said on 'Redskins Talk and Friends'. "It allows us to keep the burgundy and gold. It allows us to have some crazy uniforms."
Additionally, Smoot believes that Red Wolves could lead to a new and exciting stadium chant being formed. After a big play, fans could celebrate with a loud 'howl' in unison. That's something Allen can get behind.
“Get a sack and let out a big howl, that s--- would be fire, bro," Allen said.
Smoot has continued to campaign for the Red Wolves on Twitter, as have many others. A geotargeted Twitter map has shown that Red Wolves has some support across the country, as it currently is listed fourth-highest. Warriors, Red Tails and Red Hawks fill out the top three.
Former Redskins Will Compton has also voiced his support for the name.
I’d want to come back to Washington for one day and retire a Red Wolf— Will Compton (@_willcompton) July 10, 2020
GOD what a name! S/o the Washington fans pushing for this to happen 🐺 pic.twitter.com/7Cc2GhRg0z
As Allen gears up to lead a talented defensive front in Washington, a rebrand to the Red Wolves could lead to a lot of 'howls' after sacks in the future.
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