Former Washington OT and Current 49er Trent Williams Thinks Washington Football Team Sounds ‘kind of Weird'

Trent Williams spent his first decade in the NFL in Washington, the only franchise he had been a part of in his career before being traded this past April to the San Francisco 49ers.

Williams' divorce in Washington was a messy one. But since he has been traded, Williams has yet to truly verbally bash or criticize his former organization.

The left tackle was given the opportunity to do so on Friday, when local Bay Area media asked Williams his opinion on his former employer's name rebrand. While he didn't necessarily criticize the name, seven-time Pro Bowler thinks Washington's temporary rebrand is a bit odd.

"Washington Football Team sounds kind of weird, I can say that," Williams said with a smile.


In early July, Washington announced it was undergoing a thorough review of its name and logo after tremendous public pressure from major corporate sponsors amounted in favor of changing the name. Less than two weeks later, Washington announced the retirement of the name 'Redskins' and its old logo.

On July 23, the franchise announced it would go as the 'Washington Football Team' for the 2020 season while the organization continues to work towards a new name.

Since Washington's original announcement that the name 'Redskins' would be no longer, several fans have come up with alternate names and designs for the club. Monikers such as the Red Wolves, Redtails and Warriors have all gained popularity by several fans.

Williams, who's repeatedly said he's happy to be in San Francisco and a part of a "winning culture," has no idea or real desire to know what his former employer's new moniker will be.

"As far as the football team (new) name, your guess is as good as mine," Williams said.

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Former Washington OT and current 49er Trent Williams thinks Washington Football Team sounds 'kind of weird' originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

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