The Redskins announced they are promoting Doug Williams to Senior Vice President of Player Personnel. It is a move that places the former Super Bowl winning quarterback as the third highest ranking official in the organization behind owner Dan Snyder and team president Bruce Allen.
The Redskins did not name a general manager to replace Scott McClaughlin who was fired in March. The team divided the general manager responsibilities to front office staff members through a change in job titles.
Williams is a veteran of 20 NFL seasons, including nine as a player and 11 in scouting/personnel roles. Prior to joining the Redskins’ personnel department in 2014, Williams spent five seasons as Personnel Executive with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2004-08 before being named the team’s Director of Pro Personnel for the 2009 season.