The Washington Football Team is trying to steal some headlines this week.
The organization announced February 2 as the date to circle on the calendar, for that is when the team will reveal its permanent new name.
Not a date you’ll want to miss pic.twitter.com/2mcYNPN2AY
— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) January 4, 2022
They also made it clear that RedWolves will not be an option.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) January 4, 2022
That leaves Commanders, Armada, Admirals, Brigade, as some top rumored options.
Sticking with Football Team could even be an option.
The news of the announcement has NFL fans talking and reacting in many different ways.
The gall of the Washington football team to announce their new team name on the same day a groundhog tells us if we are having more winter or not.
— Mat (@walt_winkle) January 4, 2022
NFL Fans React To The Name Change News
The reaction features fans all chiming in with their own opinion of what the new name should be.
Don’t expect this to stop before or even after February 2.
Why were the "Washington Sentinels" never considered as a team name? The QB history is already elite and they made it to the playoffs with underdogs? Come on @WashingtonNFL #nfl #WashingtonFootball #washingtonsentinels
— Tyler Carden (@thatpodcasthost) January 4, 2022
Dan Snyder can obstruct @NFL investigations with impunity, but can’t cut a deal for RedWolves, the best available nickname? More garbage from @WashingtonNFL as usual. It’ll probably be something stupid like Commanders or Defenders. #SelltheTeam https://t.co/FF5OpxsleK
— J.D. Prose Sr. (@jdprose) January 4, 2022
— Kirk (@KirkCuzzins) January 4, 2022
Keeping the name as the Washington Football Team is an idea shared by many fans as well.
Or, hear me out here, they could just remain the Washington Football Team. I’ve been into the name from the start. (And that’s about the only thing this long-suffering fan has liked about them in a long time.) https://t.co/qMwDEiNDwf
— Sonal Dutt (@sonal_dutt) January 4, 2022
I've said it before and I'll say it again: "Washington Football Team" is a cooler name than whatever goofy Madden autogenerated name they'll come up with
— James Takesmith (@kidziggurat) January 4, 2022
is it just me or is Washington Football Team better than any name they’ll have? https://t.co/mmutwydMtD
— DeJordan DeGoodhart (@GoodhartJordan) January 4, 2022
Cleveland Indians fans saw their team change its name to the Cleveland Guardians.
That led to similar reactions on Twitter as everyone was either upset or ready to chime in with their own idea of what the name should be.
Having some fun with it always produces some great responses on Twitter.
Washington Football Team deep state is everywhere https://t.co/SsMftrFy1x
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) January 4, 2022
Me alone on Hates The Name Washington Football Team Island pic.twitter.com/4v5eGPg838
— Jake Chapman (@JakeChapmanOM) January 4, 2022
My official Washington Football Team name predictions:
Washington Football Players
Washington Wash Cloths
Washington Football Team presented by FedEx™️
— Frank Reich is smarter than you (@cultofcolt) January 4, 2022
Rumors continue to pop up about which name the organization will go with.
Yet the easiest thing to do is just wait until February 2 and see their decision.
No matter what they choose, Twitter should be a fun place on that day.
Sticking with Football Team after all this fanfare may be enough to break the Internet for a few hours.
Watch the new team name be- Washington American football team https://t.co/b7vYXOfdsE
— Goon (@KINGG00N) January 4, 2022
I’ll tell ya what I’ve gotten exactly ZERO work done this morning. Thanks @WashingtonNFL 🤣
— No Name No QB No Hope (@dmv_ce) January 4, 2022
Changing a name is never easy and fans in Washington are ready for a third name in the span of just a few years.
At this point, being known simply as Washington may be the easiest route.