December 3, 2021

Washington Redskins hire Scot McCloughan as General Manager

According to multiple media reports, the Washington Redskins are expected to hire Scot McCloughan as the franchise’s ninth General Manager after the two parties met for several hours on Tuesday.

The news was first reported by former Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson on Twitter.

Through stints in Green Bay, Seattle and San Francisco, teams that the 43-year-old has worked for as a scout or executive have made trips to the marquee event in American sports either during or soon after his tenure. McCloughan (pronounced mick-CLUE-in) was the GM in San Francisco from 2008-10, where he was instrumental in assembling a 49ers team that made the NFC Championship Game in three straight seasons (2011-13) and reached the Super Bowl in the 2012 season.

As a senior personnel executive in Seattle, McCloughan had a hand in building the team that won the Super Bowl last season and has been tabbed as the favorite to repeat this year. Some of the players drafted during his tenure include Richard Sherman, Malcolm Smith and Russell Wilson.

Many observers are touting the move as a “home run hire” for the Redskins, who have been perennial cellar-dwellers in the NFC East over the past decade. Bruce Allen is expected to retain his role as team president, while McCloughan will be the main talent evaluator and decision maker with respect to football operations.

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About Eric Hobeck

Eric Hobeck is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Redskins and Capitals. Eric contributes to high school sports coverage at InsideNova.com. He served as sports editor of The Rotunda at Longwood University for two years, where he was also the men’s basketball beat writer. He hosted a campus radio show for three years and called basketball and baseball games for the station’s award-winning sports team. You can follow Eric on Twitter @eric_hobeck.

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