Washington Football Team Hires Martin Mayhew As New GM

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The Washington Football Team Friday announced they have hired Martin Mayhew to be the team’s new general manager.

The move comes three days after it appeared Washington was close to naming veteran front office executive Marty Hurney as the team’s GM.

Mayhew brings a lot of experience to Washington, as he was the general manager of the Detroit Lions from 2008 to 2015.

His last position was vice president of player personnel for the 49ers.

Head coach Ron Rivera released a statement about the hiring of Mayhew and what he will bring to Washington.

“Martin is a proven General Manager who will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the organization,” Washington head coach Ron Rivera said in a statement.

“He will be an integral part of running the daily football operations and will allow me the opportunity to focus more on coaching. He impressed both myself and [team owner Dan] Snyder during the interview process and we both believe he will be a tremendous fit here.

“He is a man of high character and integrity and was part of the rich history and tradition of this great franchise as a member of the Super Bowl championship team in 1991.”

Mayhew was a solid cornerback in the NFL. He and his Washington teammates won Super Bowl XXVI, defeating the Buffalo Bills 37-24 in Minnesota.

While it’s not known why the team hired Mayhew as GM rather than Hurney, Washington is still expected to bring Hurney in to work with Mayhew alongside Rivera, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."


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  1. May just be me, but I view the purpose of Outkick to be to push back on the mainstream media narrative. As such, I would like articles about the “Washington football team” refer to them as the Redskins. I understand that isn’t their name anymore but accepting and using “approved” language is part of the reason that we’ve lost the culture war. I’m no fan of the Redskins (raised a Cowboys fan), but to me WFT may as well be WTF. #redskinsforever

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