The news arrives days after reports that Washington planned to hire former Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney in the role. Washington will instead hire Hurney in a different high-level front office role, according to the reports. Hurney worked closely with head coach Ron Rivera when they both worked for the Panthers.
Mayhew’s history as player, executive
Mayhew played eight seasons in the NFL as a cornerback including four with Washington. He won a Super Bowl with the franchise after the 1991 season. Mayhew retired as a player in 1996 and has worked as an executive in the NFL since 2001, including a stint as the Detroit Lions general manager from 2008-15.
Mayhew inherits a roster filled with young defensive talent but in desperate need of something that’s eluded the team for decades — a franchise quarterback.
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