The Washington Football Team is finally getting a makeover. After two seasons with a placeholder, Dan Snyder's club will select a new name ahead of the 2022 season.
However, one popular moniker is no longer in the running. Team president Jason Wright announced Tuesday that neither Wolves nor RedWolves will be selected due to potential copyright issues.
While the unveiling will occur on February 2, there is rampant speculation about what name will ultimately be decided upon. And as such, you can lay some hard-earned cash on the line in an attempt to predict it. Here are the current odds for what will be the Washington Football Team's new name:
Washington Commanders (-200)
Oddsmakers like the Commanders, and it was part of the initial long list Wright mentioned last summer. It could be a simple reference to military leaders while also being a play on Commander-in-Chief. Presidents (+2,000) is also on the list, but much further down.
Washington RedHogs (+350)
This nickname would pay homage to a couple of important parts of the team's legacy and lineage. First of all, "The Hogs" served as a nickname for the team's vaunted offensive line in the 1980s and early 1990s and was coined by former offensive line coach Joe Bugel. The name has been further immortalized by the group of fans who dubbed themselves "The Hogettes." These fans would go to games in full dresses while donning pig snouts on their faces. They became fixtures at Washington home games from about 1983 until 2012 when the group disbanded.
Washington Admirals (+500)
Another military-themed title, though there is rumbling that the team accidentally leaked this to be their actual choice. On Tuesday, WashingtonAdmirals.com apparently redirected to the team's current website, according to Cody Benjamin of CBS Sports. For some at least, that URL later redirected to Giving Kitchen, an organization dedicated to providing emergency financial assistance and other support to food industry service workers. They appear to be just as surprised by this as anyone.