Well, they kind of selected their new name. The long defiant Washington Redskins hired Terry Bateman as chief marketing officer earlier this week with his first order of business being the oversight of rebranding and renaming the franchise.
Instead of swift and effective, the much-maligned franchise became the punchline once again as they decided to call themselves “The Washington Football Team” according to multiple reports released yesterday.
The offseason was going well for Daniel Snyder’s franchise at the conclusion of the NFL Draft, as the organization received some of the best grades in April’s draft. However, the upheaval over the name of the franchise again came into question this offseason as it seemingly always does.
A letter from Native American Leaders sent to the NFL was leaked online that demanded that the franchise immediately change their moniker. That was on July 6.
Ten days later, 15 female employees of the franchise levied allegations of sexual harassment against former club officials within the organization. The NFL is considering hitting the franchise with fines, but the demand to force Snyder to sell the team will most likely not be entertained.
Fast forward seven days and the franchise was obviously just looking for a win. The move was the equivalent of dumping a stock you lost money on because you know that the only thing that is going to happen is that you’re going to lose more money on it.
It should be said, however, that a name change has been in demand for years, and the best they could come up with was “The Washington Football Team?” I mean, give me a break.
This only signals that Snyder legitimately will never to change the name regardless of the size of the movement supporting it.
Zimmer Signs Extension In Minnesota
The Minnesota Vikings have signed head coach Mike Zimmer to a two-year extension that will keep him in purple until the conclusion of the 2022 season.
Zimmer has been the head coach of the Vikings since 2014 and posted a 57-38 record, won two division titles, and made three playoff appearances. The deal is set to expire at the same time as quarterback Kirk Cousins, who signed a two-year, $66 million extension earlier this spring.
Hill Tells ESPN Chiefs Will Win Seven Titles
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill appeared on ESPN’s “First Take” this week and predicted that the Chiefs would win seven titles behind the strong arm of newly rich quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
The flamboyant Hill mentioned that while the previous number of five (suggested by also newly rich Chris Jones) seemed a bit low and that Michael Jordan’s six rings should be the gold standard.
While the declaration may seem a bit ridiculous, you cannot deny that Kansas City is absolutely loaded all over the field with talent, including Mahomes, who seems to primed to be the best quarterback to come into the league since Aaron Rodgers in 2005.
No franchise has ever won seven Super Bowls.
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