A Virginia man who filed trademark claims to dozens of potential Washington team names is willing to hand them over to the NFL at no cost.
Martin McCaulay, a 61-year-old actuary from Alexandria, has filed 44 trademarks related to possible new names for the team since 2014, according to Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The list includes the Washington Founders, Warriors, and Red-Tailed Hawks.
McCaulay also created a website, WashingtonAmericansFootball.com, where he sells team merchandise.
"It was, I thought, a fun hobby," he said. "And it turned out that I got really good at it."
McCaulay recently sent a letter to the NFL offering his trademarks for free, but didn't receive a response. He reiterated his offer Monday on Twitter, mentioning both the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell in his tweet.
Washington announced Monday it will officially be retiring its old team name and logo following the completion of a review that was launched earlier this month.