Washington Redskins contemplating title change: Dwayne Haskins weighs in together with his choose for brand spanking new title

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If Washington decides to alter the title of the franchise, Dwayne Haskins is about to be the quarterback to usher within the new period for the group. Haskins did not supply a lot concerning the title change, however he has an early front-runner for a brand new title.

As CBS Sports colleague Jared Dubin identified in his itemizing of potential crew names for Washington, the Redtails gained a design contest a number of years again and seems to be the chief within the clubhouse amongst followers. The Redtails have an intriguing historical past behind the title, a tribute to the to the planes flown by the Tuskegee Airmen, who have been the primary Black army aviators that served within the United States Army throughout World War II. 

Three of the primary 5 admitted airmen have been from Washington, serving as a connection to the town and the armed forces. A number of NFL crew names are preferred to their metropolis’s historical past (the Pittsburgh Steelers are an instance), and the Redtails title might resonate with Washington if the franchise decides to make a change. 

Washington has compiled an inventory of actions that point out a reputation change could possibly be coming over the previous month. The crew eliminated former proprietor George Preston Marshall’s statue from outdoors RFK Stadium and eliminated his title from all official crew materials. The crew additionally eliminated Marshall’s title from the decrease bowl at FedEx Field and decides to honor Bobby Mitchell, the franchise’s first Black participant, by retiring his quantity and renaming the bowl after him.

After a bunch of firms (together with Nike, FedEx and PepsiCo) whose traders requested that they finish their relationships with Washington until the crew adjustments its title. The franchise launched a press release the subsequent day that they “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.”

Haskins might not have a lot (if any) say in what the franchise’s new title needs to be, however the Redtails nickname is gaining numerous steam within the space. A change appears to be like to be coming quickly.

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