Scot McCloughan Will Be Named Redskins GM: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJanuary 6, 2015

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The Washington Redskins have named Scot McCloughan as their new general manager. 

Continue for updates.

McCloughan Officially Announced as Redskins GM

Thursday, Jan. 8

The Redskins announced the hiring of McCloughan:

Washington Redskins @Redskins

IT'S OFFICIAL: #Redskins announce the hiring of Scot McCloughan as general manager. #HTTR http://t.co/LjE6Z1urU7

The team  provided a release on the hiring:

McCloughan joins the Redskins with more than 20 seasons of NFL experience as an executive or scout. Teams featuring McCloughan’s acquisitions during his tenures with the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks have accounted for each of the last five NFC West titles and have represented the NFC in each of the last two Super Bowls.

Dan Snyder Wants to Win, Embarrassed by Team's Performance

ESPN's Ed Werder provided a synopsis of what owner Dan Snyder told McClaughan about the front-office shakeup:  

Ed Werder @EdwerderRFA

New #Redskins GM Scot McCloughan told by Dan Snyder that owner is embarrassed and just wants to win, that he and Bruce Allen won't interfere

Earlier, Rich Tandler of CSN Washington discussed details of McCloughan's role in Washington's front office, via Pro Football Talk:

ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

On PFT Live, @Rich_TandlerCSN says he's heard Scot McCloughan would have full control over personnel as G.M. in D.C.

Washington Reassigns Bruce Allen Amid McCloughan Buzz

Tuesday, Jan. 6

The Washington Redskins' desired return to prominence took a potentially huge leap forward Tuesday as the  organization drew close to a deal with Scot McCloughan. 

According to NFL Network's Albert Breer, the former Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers personnel man will become Washington's new general manager:

Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

Scot McCloughan has accepted a job as Redskins GM, they're negotiating the contract now.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport praised the hire and reported terms of the deal as well:

Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

It will be a 4-year deal for Scot McCloughan and the #Redskins, I’m told. Goes without saying, it’s a huge hire from a personnel standpoint.

In the end, the Redskins managed to secure McCloughan despite other organizations showing interest, according to Breer:

Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

McCloughan had discussions with the Redskins, Raiders and Jets. In the end, the Skins job fit him best.

McCloughan's hiring means incumbent general manager Bruce Allen will be reassigned to the role of team president, per NFL.com's Michael Silver:

Michael Silver @MikeSilver

Scot McCloughan & the Redskins are in negotiations for him to become team's GM. Bruce Allen would be promoted to president.

Silver also noted that one team in particular pushed hard to secure McLoughan's signature:

Michael Silver @MikeSilver

I'm told Mark Davis reached out to McCloughan 1 last time last night. Offered him 'president of personnel' under McKenzie. Conversation over

The Redskins have gone a combined 7-25 over the past two seasons, but they reached the playoffs as recently as 2012. There is plenty of talent in place, especially on offense with quarterback Robert Griffin III, running back Alfred Morris and wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

RG3 obviously hasn't been the same since his rookie year due largely to injury, and it will be interesting to see how McCloughan handles that situation.

After helping build winners in both Seattle and San Francisco, McCloughan has what it takes to right the ship in Washington.

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