WASHINGTON - It is official, after 87 years, the Washington Redskins name will be no more. The team released a statement Monday saying that they are officially retiring the team name and logo.
The Burgundy and Gold won three Super Bowls (1983, 1987 and 1991) under the Redskins name.
Fans of the team, rival fans of the team and players league-wide have taken to social media over the news.
Others are posting their fondest memories of the team along with the hashtag #HTTR (Hail to the Redskins).
Its really starting to hit me that this will be the last night the team will be known as the Redskins. Like many of you, I’ve been a fan my entire life. I’ll always cherish the memories, traditions, & all the greats that have worn B&G. Hail to the Redskins forever. #HTTR pic.twitter.com/opTHRaZlvS— Sherlock Haskins (@andrew_burton) July 13, 2020
Current Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins took to Twitter to address the name retiring. Haskins is from Potomac which is about 38 minutes away from Landover where the team plays their games at FedEx Field.
Some team names that have been thrown around online as options are the Redtails, the Red Wolves and the Warriors.
The team has not yet announced when a replacement name will be announced.