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Wanderers emerges as newest fan-generated name for Washington Football

Wanderers emerges as newest fan-generated name for Washington Football

It’s almost a month into the Washington Football Team name change discussion, but fans haven’t slowed down in generating suggestions for the team’s new nickname. 

Names like Warriors, Red Wolves, Redhawks, Redtails, Redspears, Metropolitans and more have all emerged from the fanbase, but most recently, a designer on Instagram coined Washington Wanderers as a new suggestion.

The fan-generated name came from @saturnstyles_ on Instagram who designed a logo, uniform and color scheme for the hypothetical name. The account claimed Wanderers originated after searching for new names that have not been heavily discussed for the team yet.

https://twitter.com/SaturnStylez/status/1287522018825445376

Like the current Washington Football Team, the logo features a burgundy ‘W’ within a circle. For Wanderers, the circle design is white with gray outlines. The designer decided to eliminate gold from the color scheme and only used burgundy, white and gray, despite new head coach Ron Rivera stating that the colors will stay the same.

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The designer also created two uniform sets. The burgundy set look features burgundy jerseys, pants, gloves, cleats and socks with white and gray stripes. The white uniform is the inverse with the same burgundy pants. 

While it is unlikely Wanderers will rise to the top of the list, fans continue to throw new names into the discussion daily. 

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One analyst already has Chase Young among three potential Hall of Famers playing for Washington

One analyst already has Chase Young among three potential Hall of Famers playing for Washington

Chase Young has not yet played a single snap in the NFL, but is he already trending toward having a bust in Canton down the line?

As crazy as that may sound, it's exactly what ESPN's Bill Barnwell thinks about Young's career. When projecting future Hall of Fame members on current NFL teams, using four categories -- Lock, Likely, In the running and Work to do -- Barnwell included three Washington Football Team players. Adrian Peterson was a lock at 100 percent, which comes as no surprise. Safety Landon Collins was also mentioned as a 'work to do' candidate on the basis of his three Pro Bowls and stellar 2016 season.

While Collins may be a somewhat surprising name to see on the list, it's Young, the third player in the group, who sticks out simply because his NFL career has nothing to it at this point in time. For Barnwell, however, Young becoming the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft is enough accreditation to throw him into the consideration.

Barnwell stated that five of the last 40 defensive players to be selected with that pick are now Hall of Famers. Based on the math alone, Young has a 12.5 percent chance of being a part of football immortality. Barnwell also noted that he expects that number to increase as Julius Peppers and Von Miller become eligible.

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Though Barnwell doesn't touch on any other factors that could help Young make it to Canton, there is more to his potential than his draft status. The defensive end put up numbers in college that very few others have, and his combination of size, strength, speed and technique make him an offensive lineman's worst nightmare. Additionally, if the offseason is any indication of his work ethic, the numerous insane workout sessions aren't going anywhere.

Predicting someone to become a member of the Hall of Fame before he even puts on the full pads and helmet is quite the take, but Barnwell's opinion isn't *too* far off from the hype others have put on Young. Coaches, teammates, experts and even LeBron James have all stated how they expect big things from the rookie's NFL career.

Carrying the hopes of the franchise and now the forecast of being a Hall of Famer is a lot of weight upon one's shoulders. But, if anyone can do it, it's probably the guy who was seen benching so much weight it looked photoshopped.

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Check out how SWEET the new, numbered Washington Football Team helmets look

Check out how SWEET the new, numbered Washington Football Team helmets look

If you're unhappy or, at the very least, not feeling the Washington Football Team's temporary name, that's fine. Completely understandable, in fact.

After all, no one else in the major sports leagues goes by something that bland. LeBron James, for example, plays for the Lakers, not the Los Angeles Basketball Team. Juan Soto stars (and dances) for the Washington Nationals, not the Washington Baseball Club.  

Therefore, any Burgundy and Gold supporter who's desperate for 2020 to end so they can refer to their organization by a true name, instead of a stopgap one, can be forgiven.

However, those same people need to realize that they've recently been given a gift from the swag Gods, one that should help them cope with the upcoming season. And thanks to a video and some pictures from the WFT that were released on Wednesday, it can now be fully appreciated.

So, what's the gift? The squad's new, numbered helmets.

They were somewhat visible in the mock-up uniforms that were released a few weeks ago, but in the below posts, they're full-on visible and SO BEAUTIFUL:

 

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Gone is Washington's old logo, as well as the stripe that ran down the middle. Each player's individual number will take their place, standing out on both sides in simple yet pleasing gold font.

That's all the analysis that needs to happen here, though. They're simply gorgeous. They're perfect. They're beyond perfect. They're wonderful. They're *sighs, shakes head slightly and just smiles*.

In fact, stop reading these sentences that are just repeating the same thing over and over and go back to staring at the helmets. That's a much more efficient use of your time. 

.................Man. They're perfect.

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