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The Washington Football Team hired San Francisco 49ers executive Martin Mayhew to serve as their new general manager on Thursday. Marty Hurney, who was previously reported as becoming the next GM, will be appointed to a high-ranking front-office role. Mayhew has been an NFL executive since 2001 and will step into his second stint as GM, with his first coming with the Lions in 2008. He remained in that position until 2015. Mayhew then took over as the New York Giants director of football operations before moving to San Francisco in 2017 as the team's senior personnel executive for two seasons. He became vice president of player personnel in 2019. Mayhew was a cornerback in the NFL for the Bills, Washington and the Buccaneers from 1988-96 and won a Super Bowl with Washington in 1992.
The Washington Football Team is finalizing a deal with Marty Hurney on Tuesday to be its new general manager, according to sources. The move should be officially announced later in the day. Hurney will be reunited with head coach Ron Rivera after the two worked together in the early part of the last decade with the Carolina Panthers. Hurney will join the team with hopes of improving a team that released first-round quarterback Dwayne Haskins after less than two full seasons. With Alex Smith potentially retiring, Washington faces plenty of uncertainty at the position in the short and long term. But Washington's defense proved to be a force in 2020 after the team finished 7-9 with a playoff berth.
Former Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney is meeting with members of the Washington Football Team brass on Monday, including head coach Ron Rivera, according to sources. Hurney has become the top candidate to be Washington's next general manager, a hire that could become official this week. Hurney spent several years working with Rivera in Carolina, so they have plenty of familiarity. The 65-year-old was the Panthers general manager from 2002 to 2012 and again from 2017 to 2020. Rivera was the head coach of Carolina from 2011 to 2019. Martin Mayhew and Ryan Cowden have also been linked to the GM opening in Washington.
Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith said he hasn't reached a decision on his playing future and will take a few weeks to clear his head and talk his future over with his wife. The veteran quarterback didn't play in the wild-card loss to the Buccaneers on Saturday night due to a right calf strain that he suffered on Dec. 13, an injury that isn't related to his 2018 broken fibula and tibia. Smith will easily win the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year award after starting six games for Washington. Head coach Ron Rivera admired Smith for trying to play through his calf injury late in the year, but the team will take time to evaluate the position heading into the offseason. Smith had a total QBR of just 34.7 in his six games played in 2020, throwing six touchdowns and eight interceptions. While he wasn't all that fantasy relevant, Smith's comeback story was one of the best in the league. It remains to be seen if he'll be back in Washington in the QB picture. The team can save $13.8 million on the salary cap if he keeps playing but they cut him. Smith has two more years on his contract and would count $24.4 million on the cap if he stays with Washington.
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke (shoulder) suffered an AC joint sprain in his shoulder that caused him to leave the game temporarily in the wild-card loss to the Buccaneers on Saturday night. X-rays came back negative. The 27-year-old made just his second career start against Tampa with Alex Smith (calf) inactive and was impressive, completing 26 of 44 passes for 306 yards, a touchdown and an interception through the air. He also added 46 rushing yards and a touchdown in the 31-23 loss. Heinicke stood in the pocket and made tough throws in the face of pressure and also displayed nice mobility when he had to. If he doesn't remain in D.C. in 2021, Heinicke definitely earned himself a chance to be a backup somewhere else with his play on Saturday night against a tough Bucs defense.