LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Football Team announced Friday that Martin Mayhew will serve as the team's new general manager.
Mayhew joins the team with 20 seasons of NFL experience as an executive, including eight seasons as the general manager of the Detroit Lions and nine seasons as a player.
According to a release from the Washington Football Team, Mayhew is returning to the franchise that he played for from 1989 to 1992, and was a member of the Super Bowl XXVI team. He started at cornerback for Washington.
Previously to becoming Washington's general manager, Mayhew spent four seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, most recently as the club's vice president of player personnel. He held the position of senior personnel executive for the franchise from 2017 to 2018.
“Martin is a proven general manager who will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the organization,” said Head Coach Ron Rivera, who Mayhew will report to. “He will be an integral part of running the daily football operations and will allow me the opportunity to focus more on coaching. He impressed both myself and Mr. Snyder during the interview process and we both believe he will be a tremendous fit here. He is a man of high character and integrity and was part of the rich history and tradition of this great franchise as a member of the Super Bowl championship team in 1991.”
Washington is now the first NFL team with a a minority head coach, general manager & team president.