Former Rep. Steve Largent: Redskins should keep name

But last week, the team’s owner, Daniel Snyder, told USA Today the 'Skins will “never” change it.

"As a lifelong Redskins fan, and I think that the Redskins fans understand the great tradition and what it's all about and what it means, so we feel pretty fortunate to be just working on next season,” Snyder said.

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While Largent says, “I understand the arguments that people that want to make the argument to change it — I understand why they do that,” he says tradition should triumph. “I guess I’m just a little traditional.”

Largent, who is now the president and CEO of CTIA – The Wireless Association, isn’t ready to predict the next Super Bowl winner.  But he does have high hopes for one division: “The NFC West has really become a firepower in the NFL. It used to be, you know, like bringing up the rear. And now they’ve become a pretty dominant division."

The Seahawks, who made the playoffs last year, are in the NFC West.

When asked if he ever longs to get back out on the football field, the 58-year-old Hall of Famer replied with a chuckle, “I played long enough to know better.”