Washington, DC – Two Redskins Hall of Famers have weighed in on the controversy surrounding the team’s name just as training camp is about to start.
Art Monk and Darrell Green told WTOP radio that the team should consider calls for a new name.
Monk, who set an NFL record for most catches in a season with 106 and helped lead the Redskins to three Super Bowl victories, says the team should consider a name change.
“[If] Native Americans feel like Redskins or the Chiefs or [another] name is offensive to them, then who are we to say to them ‘No, it’s not’?” Monk says.
Darrell Green, one of the league’s greatest cornerbacks, had a remarkable 20-season career and played in three Redskins Super Bowls, two of them victories. He said he agrees with Monk, his former teammate, that the team should consider changing the name.
“It deserves and warrants conversation because somebody is saying, ‘Hey, this offends me,'” Green says.
Although Monk says he doesn’t know whether the Redskins would ever consider a new name, he insists it should be “seriously considered.”