The Washington Football Team has announced that it will not have a new moniker until the 2021 offseason at the earliest, but that hasn't stopped fans from giving their input on what the franchise's new name should be.
As part of the process for selecting a new name, Washington has asked for fans to send in their suggestions. On Monday, the team's official account shared a submission from one fan named Sarah, who is in favor of the name 'Red Wolves.'
"Once I saw it, I really fell in love. I really love the idea of Washington Red Wolves," Sarah wrote. "I have been a fan of the team since I was born, so that's over 26 years, and my dad has been a season ticket holder for a while. Can't wait for what's next."
Interesting submission here from Sarah 🤔https://t.co/Gpb5Fzv5L5 pic.twitter.com/OQP2WGyP0D— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) August 10, 2020
Out of all the potential name suggestions, Red Wolves is the suggestion that has arguably gained the biggest following amongst the Washington fanbase - at least on social media.
In polls taken by NBC Sports Washington, the Washington Post and popular fan account formerly known as @RedskinsToday_, Red Wolves was the overwhelming favorite.
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Monday's post from Washington was the fourth fan submission the team has shared on its official Twitter account. However, the post on Monday was a little different than the first three.
The suggestion from Sarah was the first post the franchise shared that suggested a specific name; the first three fan responses Washington shared were generic and didn't have one individual favorite name.
Over 5,000 submissions to join our Journey.— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) August 4, 2020
We’re going to start sharing a few responses 🔥https://t.co/Gpb5Fzv5L5 pic.twitter.com/cMgwoBx7cP
Jeff came with a good word in his submission 👏— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) August 5, 2020
Enter yours now! https://t.co/Gpb5Fzv5L5 pic.twitter.com/I3DZ7NUm8T
We're representing all of you.— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) August 6, 2020
This is why we want you to join the journeyhttps://t.co/Gpb5Fzv5L5 pic.twitter.com/SfDZghbuex
The fans have made their voice heard, as Washington has received over 5,000 responses of potential name suggestions.
While this may mean a whole bunch of nothing (this is just Twitter, after all), Washington has now officially acknowledged the Red Wolves movement from fans.
And for those that desperately want Washington Red Wolves to be the team's name from 2021 and on, that's good news no matter what way you look at it.
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