Washington Football Team Hires NFL’s First Black Team President, Jason Wright
The Washington Football Team has announced it’s new president, Jason Wright. The former NFL running back is the first ever black NFL team president. The team announced the news on social media writing:
We are happy to announce that we have appointed Jason Wright as Team President.
Jason Wright will be responsible for the business side of the organization, including operations, finance, sales, and marketing, according to a statement from the Washington organization. Wright had a seven-year career in the league as a running back.
The Washington Football Team, previously known as the Washington Redskins, is a professional American football team based in the Washington metropolitan area. The team competes in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the NFC East division.
The team underwent several changes in 2020, including retiring the Redskins branding and hiring former Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera alongside several other coaches and executives to replace Jay Gruden and team president Bruce Allen.