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Is this what the new Washington Football Team logo will look like?

Washington Football Team
(Image credit: Washington Football Team)

When Washington's NFL team announced that it would be dropping its 'Redskins' name last week, we were surprised by the rather uninspired replacement moniker: Washington Football Team. Thankfully, that name is only temporary, with the team opting to take its time before embarking on a final rebrand. 

Fans have been speculating over what name Washington Football Team might eventually adopt, and it seems there's a clear favourite. In a poll by NBC Sports (below), nearly 72% of the vote went to 'Red Wolves'. Some fans are so keen on the name that they've mocked up their own logo concepts, with some impressive results (check out our logo design guide for more inspiration). 

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According to NBC Sports (opens in new tab), the team could face a few hurdles if it goes for 'Red Wolves', since the rights for that name are currently held by Arkansas State, meaning that the process would at least "take a while". Still, perhaps that explains the decision to opt for a temporary name in the meantime.

Washington Football Team logo

The temporary logo is a little uninspiring  (Image credit: Washington Football Team)

If the team does manage to bag the 'Red Wolves' name, it'll also need a killer wolf-themed logo. We doubt many would be unhappy if it ended up looking like some of the brilliant fan-designed concepts currently doing the rounds online. One thing's for sure – they're all a little more exciting than the placeholder 'Washington Football Team' logo (above). Here are some of our favourites:

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A photo posted by @dcsportsxp on Jul 11, 2020 at 8:06am PDT

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Daniel Piper
Daniel Piper

Daniel Piper is Creative Bloq’s Senior News Editor. As the brand’s Apple authority, he covers all things Mac, iPhone, iPad and the rest. He also reports on the worlds of design, branding and tech. Daniel joined Future in 2020 (an eventful year, to say the least) after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more. Outside of Future, Daniel is a global poetry slam champion and has performed at festivals including Latitude, Bestival and more. He is the author of Arbitrary and Unnecessary: The Selected Works of Daniel Piper (Selected by Daniel Piper).