Ashburn, VA (January 7, 2015) – The Washington Redskins have taken a progressive step toward upgrading their front office, hiring former San Francisco 49ers general manager and Seattle Seahawks personnel executive Scot McCloughan.
The 43 year old McCloughan also held discussions with the Jets and Raiders before deciding the burgundy and gold provided the best opportunity for him to run a football personnel department. The hiring relieves current team president Bruce Allen of both his title as general manager and responsibility of acquiring players.
McCloughan’s reputation as a naturally gifted scout will be a welcomed addition to the Redskins’ front office. He is best known for assembling the foundation of the 49ers current roster, and drafting the late-round gems that make up the defending Super Bowl Seahawks’ roster.
McCloughan joins the Redskins under a four year contract after after stepping away in April to address some personal challenges, detailed in length by this featured article by ESPN.