Washington Football Team executive Doug Williams once made history with the franchise. Now he hopes to help shape its future.
Washington named Williams as its senior adviser to team president Jason Wright. The move from the football side to the business side of the building will give Williams a chance to impact key decisions awaiting the organization.
He became the first Black quarterback to play in, and win, a Super Bowl in January 1988, leading Washington to a win over Denver while being named MVP. He spent the past six seasons in personnel with the team, first as a senior executive and then as a senior vice president of player personnel.
But after Ron Rivera was hired last offseason, Williams was shifted to senior vice president of player development.
Now, he’ll assist Wright as Washington navigates pivotal changes, from the team name to its quest for a new stadium —