The franchise quarterback has considered what Washington’s new team name should be.
Dwayne Haskins wrote on Twitter that he would vote for Red Tails, which has often been discussed as a potential new team name.
“I like the redtails,” Haskins wrote.
After receiving a lot of feedback on this, Haskins added a follow-up and found that the decision to depart from the franchise’s long-term name was above his salary level.
“Then we have to change the name. Now my mentions, ”Haskins wrote, clearly wanting to avoid Twitter causing too many problems.
Red Tails has support for several reasons. The Tuskegee Airmen, African-American pilots who fought in World War II, described themselves as Red Tails, and the team has indicated that it wants to honor the military with its next name. The red-tailed hawk, a bird sometimes seen in Washington DC, could serve as the team’s mascot. The name would also allow the team to maintain and change their battle song only slightly, with fans singing “Hail to the Red Tails”.
Dan Snyder has almost confirmed that his team will change his name. So the only question is what the next name for the team will be. Red Tails seems to be a popular choice.