The Washington Football Team continued its overhaul Monday, naming Jason Wright as the franchises new president and making him the first black team president in NFL history.
Wright replaces Bruce Allen, who was fired after the 2019 season.
” This group, at this time, is a perfect chance for me,” Wright stated in a statement. “The change of the Washington Football Team is taking place across all aspects of the company– from football to operations to branding to culture– and will make us an aspirational and genuinely modern franchise. We want to set brand-new requirements for the NFL.”
The 38-year-old Wright played seven seasons in the NFL as an undrafted running back for the 49ers, Falcons, Browns and Cardinals. He retired after the 2011 season and earned his MBA from the University of Chicago. He was most recently a partner in the operations practice at McKinsey & & Company, where he likewise helped develop the Black Economic Institute and co-piloted their anti-racism and inclusion technique.
Jason WrightGetty ImagesWright will be accountable for leading Washingtons service departments, consisting of operations, financing, sales and marketing. It comes at a pivotal time, as the franchise has actually done away with its old team name and is attempting to recover from a Washington Post report that implicated the team of unwanted sexual advances and creating a harmful culture.
” If I might custom design a leader for this essential time in our history, it would be Jason. His experience as a former player, combined with his business acumen, gives him a perspective that is unequaled in the league,” group owner Dan Snyder stated in a statement. “We will not rest until we are a champion caliber team, on and off the field.”

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