The Seattle Seahawks are a “Washington Football Team”, and should object to the continued use of the name “Washington Football Team” by the former Washington Redskins
For several years prior to the 2020 NFL offseason, controversy surrounding the Washington Football Team’s former nickname, “Redskins,” was commonplace. In July 2020, the team ultimately canned its former name and temporarily rebranded themselves as the “Washington Football Team.”
There were always calls to eliminate the name, which many activist groups found to be racist. Team owner Daniel Snyder, however, pointed to the heritage of the name and how it was meant to honor Native Americans. Polling of Native American groups found that the majority were also in favor of keeping the name.