Now that people have finally started to get used to the name "Washington Football Team", which was probably named that out of spite at sponsors pulling out due to the name "Redskins", they've decided to rename the team again. This has been an ongoing process that I believe was accelerated to distract from a railing collapsing at FedEx field a few weeks ago, causing fans leaning on it to fall down a few feet onto players and members of the media entering the tunnel. Some of them nearly fell on Jalen Hurts, the Philadephia Eagles quarterback, who had the presence of mind to get out of the way when the fans fell and helped them up afterward. That would have been one hell of a lawsuit if he'd gotten injured. There probably will be quite a few as some of the fans were seriously injured. Jalen Hurts wrote a letter to the team and the NFL asking how they intend to deal with the issue and prevent it from happening again. The final announcement date was set two days after this happened and given that they've announced things to distract from their own failings before, I think this is no different.
There were 8 possible options that they released, one of which being just leaving it as the Washington Football Team. Some ideas have been ruled out due to not wanting to repeat the whole hell storm of media outrage by picking a name that sounds even vaguely like a Native American term. Others have been ruled out due to trademarks on part or all of the name. The seven of the short list that remain are the Armada, Brigade, Commanders, Defenders, Presidents, Redhogs, and just leaving it the Washington Football Team. Redwolves got struck off after the list was created due to trademark issues. And here's why each of them probably suck:
Regardless of whatever name is picked (and I'm not even sure if it'll be any of the above really), I don't think it'll make people happier than leaving the name the way it is. The only thing that will make people happier is getting the perennial human skid mark that is Dan Snyder to sell the team to someone with a goddamn moral compass, but I don't see that happening unless the NFL forces him to or he croaks.