Raiders QB Derek Carr pokes fun at potentional Redskins name change

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr made a joke on Twitter regarding a potential name change for the Washington Redskins.

For decades, several sports teams have come under fire because of their team names. One of the teams in question has been the NFL’s Washington Redskins. They have been under pressure from everyone from Native American groups to huge influential sponsors such as FedEx and Nike in the last week, to finally change their name.

A few comical suggestions have come to light when it comes to picking a new name for the franchise, but Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has an idea of his own.

The quarterback took to his Twitter account, retweeting a post from NFL insider Adam Schefter. The original tweet saw Schefter ask his followers for suggestions for a new team name. Carr responded with the Washington Sentinels, from the 2000 movie The Replacements.

It was a hilarious pop culture reference from the movie that starred Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman. It wasn’t the highlight performance of Reeves’ film career, but it was memorable at best. His reference adds to a growing list of suggestions that the internet has been populating over the last few days.

In all seriousness, there is a legitimate chance that Washington may finally change its offensive name. Various media outlets have reported that since several influential groups and companies, team owner Dan Snyder has agreed to look into changing the name. Snyder has never felt the kind of pressure he’s felt recently regarding the change.

In the meantime, people are having fun at the expense of a new name. While some names can’t exactly be published here, Derek Carr is bringing a little comedy to the picture. It’s keeping a lighthearted take on things, which isn’t the worst thing in the world right now.

Next: 5 potential new team names for the Redskins

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