The Washington Commanders are set to hire San Francisco 49ers assistant Adam Peters as their new general manager as they revamp their front office, according to reports.
Washington missed the playoffs for a third straight season in 2023, with only the 2-15 Carolina Panthers finishing with a worse record than their return of 4-13.
New owner Josh Harris set about reshaping the franchise earlier this week, firing head coach Ron Rivera after four campaigns at the helm on Monday.
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The team subsequently announced the appointments of former Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers and former Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman to oversee the recruitment of a new coach and head of football operations.
On Friday, ESPN reported the Commanders were set to appoint Peters – who has served as assistant GM in San Francisco since 2021 and is viewed as one of the league’s best player evaluators – as their lead football executive.
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ESPN said various candidates – including Ian Cunningham, Glenn Cook, Alec Halaby and Will McClay – were interviewed for the role before missing out to Peters, who is now expected to play a prominent role in the search for a new head coach.
Baltimore Ravens associate head coach Anthony Weaver, Baltimore defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald and Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson are among those to be linked with the coaching vacancy.