Jason La Canfora, citing numerous league sources, reports that the Redskins are reaching out to some of the more successful organizations in regards to their search for a new GM.
According to La Canfora, Washington is casting a wide net to find a replacement to Scot McCloughan and reached out potential candidates with the Steelers, Seahawks and Packers among others. La Canfora mentions that the Redskins would to hire someone with a strong resume from one of the NFL’s top franchises.
Sources have told La Canfora that the Redskins are willing to pay their next GM in the $1.5 million-per-year range. However, several of the team’s targets have reportedly have been disinterested in even interviewing for the job due to concerns about owner Dan Snyder and Bruce Allen.
Previous reports have linked Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik, former Chargers GM A.J. Smith and even NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock to the Redskins GM position, but La Canfora says that they won’t be limited to just this group and will instead try to bring in a candidate from a successful franchise.
Although, La Canfora isn’t ruling out an out-of-the-box hire along the lines of the 49ers bringing in John Lynch as GM.
Even so, there are still concerns about who has final say in matters such as personnel and what the role of Allen will be moving forward. According to La Canfora, Allen isn’t going anywhere in the near future and some believe he is a “made man” until Dan Snyder gets a new stadium built.
The expectation remains that no one will be hired until after this year’s draft, but La Canfora gets the sense that Washington would like to have something lined up before then if possible.
We’ll have more regarding the Redskins GM search as the news is available.