The firing of Washington's then-general manager, Scot McCloughan, created media frenzy and, to put it nicely, a total [expletive]storm. Instead of letting the pressure affect their decision making, however, the Redskins marched on and promoted several names from within. The most prominent name being Doug Williams, who is now senior vice president of personnel.
Most known for his Super Bowl XXII heroics, Williams made history in 1988 as the first black quarterback to win a Super Bowl. Only Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks has won the Big Game since then.
Meanwhile, Allen's role as Redskins team president will not change—Williams and head coach Jay Gruden will report to him.