"Dan Snyder won today because now he has a legacy that will be different from the racial slur that was the team name".
However, the path to trademarking the new name might be hard thanks to one man's "hobby".
The first partner to call the franchise to action was FedEx, the title sponsor of FedExField, who officially requested the name change on Thursday, July 2. Nike and PepsiCo also followed suit, with Nike allegedly removing all of the Washington team's merchandise from their online store.
The name and logo has always been seen as offensive to Native Americans.
Criticism of the team's nickname has swelled for years; the franchise and its owner Daniel Snyder have resisted changing the name however up until this point.
"It's that simple. NEVER-you can use caps", Snyder said.
Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reported Saturday that a name change was "imminent". Snyder also acquiesced on removing Marshall from the team's materials and Ring of Honor, despite at the time refusing to change Washington's nickname.
The franchise began as the Boston Braves in 1932, before changing its name to the Redskins in 1933. USA Today reports that defenders often cited a poll conducted by The Washington Post in 2016 that showed 90 percent of Native Americans say they were not offended by the nickname.
"We will not rest until the offensive use of Native imagery, logos and names are eradicated from professional, collegiate and (other school) sports". The current betting favorite in Vegas for the new name is "Redtails".