Dwayne Haskins in favor of one potential Washington name change moniker
The Washington-based team might already get a new nickname before they get to return to the gridiron. Many consider the team’s nickname to be a racist slur against Native Americans, thus the clamor for change. This comes in the midst of the issues in American society primarily involving the Black Lives Matter movement. Despite the ongoing debates on which name to take, second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins may have had his choice in mind.
I like the redtails 🤔 https://t.co/DLSWsUcldp
— Dwayne Haskins, Jr (@dh_simba7) July 3, 2020
Washington owner Dan Snyder told USA Today back in 2013, “We’ll never change the name. It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.” Recently, two prominent corporate sponsors, FedEx and Nike, began backing away from its involvement with the team’s name, which quickly prompted others to follow suit. The firm stance was then changed a day after the team lost its partners. The team’s management is already moving towards finding a new nickname to replace the Redskins.
The team released its statement regarding the matter shortly thereafter. “In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing the team will undergo a thorough review of the team’s name. This review formalizes the initial discussions the team has been having with the league in recent weeks,” it said.
A new name may come in handy as the team is currently in rebuilding mode. Haskins together with prized pick Chase Young and the rest of the Redskins will usher in a new era under head coach Ron Rivera. The rookie quarterback completed 1,365 yards, 7 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions last season. The team also failed to make the playoffs after finishing at the bottom of the NFC East with a 3-13 record.