Williams Comes Back To Redskins As Personnel Executive

Doug Williams

The Redskins have hired Doug Williams to become a personnel executive under general manager Bruce Allen, bringing back a piece of the franchise’s storied past. Williams quarterbacked the Redskins to a Super Bowl win after the 1987 season, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

He became the first African-American quarterback to play in a Super Bowl and earned MVP honors after passing for 340 yards and four touchdowns in the Redskins’ 42-10 victory over the Broncos.

“It’s great to be home again,” Williams said in a press release. “I have only one mission: to help this team obtain the talent it needs so the fans can experience the Super Bowl they deserve.”

In 2010, Williams opted to become a general manager in the United Football League instead of joining the Redskins’ front office.

Williams spent five years as a personnel executive with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2004-08 — the same length of time that Allen spent as the Bucs’ general manager. Also, current Redskins coach Jay Gruden was an assistant coach with the Buccaneers during that period.


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