NEW YORK — The NFL is looking at changing the names of all teams, from the New York Jets to the Philadelphia Eagles to the Kansas City Chiefs, a league source told ESPN.
The league is also looking at naming the teams after some of the teams that started the league.
“The idea is to give them the recognition that they deserve,” the source said.
Some teams have already been named.
The Dallas Cowboys, for example, have a team name that was inspired by the Cowboys’ history in Texas.
The Jets are named after a line from the Jets-Saints game in 1964.
The Eagles are named for the Eagles of the early 1970s, but they have also been using the nickname for the Philadelphia Union.
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson has long been supportive of the name change process.
The New York Times recently reported that Johnson has privately expressed interest in changing the name of the Jets to something less offensive.
Johnson and the league are also considering changing the nicknames for the Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Giants.
The Dallas Cowboys are already changing the nickname of their team, the Cowboys, to the Dallas Cowboys.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said last week that it was his intention to name the New Orleans Saints, but he didn’t specify which team.
The name changes come on the heels of the Dallas Stars winning the Stanley Cup.
Goodell, who is also the owner of the Washington Redskins, said at a news conference last week he would not name the team after the American flag.