Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Doug Williams Earns New Role With Redskins

After starting this offseason with more questions than answers, the Washington Redskins' scattered puzzle pieces have finally begun to take form.

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.

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Williams, 61, has been a personnel executive with the Redskins since rejoining them in 2014. Both he and Bruce Allen served on Tampa Bay's staff from 2004-08, with Williams as their personnel executive and Allen as the general manager.

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.