Ian Rapoport reports that the Redskins have some internal candidates the could consider for their GM position such as former QB Doug Williams.
Mike Mayock released the following statement regarding the report he could be a candidate for the job:
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) March 10, 2017
Adam Schefter and Field Yates are reporting that NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock has emerged as a candidate to become Redskins’ general manager.
However, the Redskins are not expected to hire a GM until after the draft and already has a group of candidates that includes Mayock.
The report adds that Washington won’t rush to hire anyone, despite the fact that they’re in the midst of the offseason without a GM.
- Pro Football Talk reports that former Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik is also a candidate for the job.
- Charles Robinson points out that Mayock’s absence from the Alabama pro day, which came just days before the fired McCloughan, raised some eyebrows among personnel guys.
- Field Yates adds that former Raiders Owner Al Davis, who groomed Washington president Bruce Allen, once tried to hire Mayock in Oakland.
The Redskins appear to be moving quickly to find their next GM after they officially fired GM Scot McCloughan Friday evening after two years with the team.
Washington cited McCloughan’s alleged ongoing issues with alcohol as the main reason for them moving on, but many around the league have questioned the decision.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, citing league sources and people who have been in contact with the Redskins’ front office, recently reported that the team’s brass had been entertaining new options at general manager for quite some time.
La Canfora mentioned that former Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik had already surfaced as a potential candidate for the job, given that he previously worked with Bruce Allen. However, La Canfora isn’t sure that they will go with Dominik and wonders if Alex Santos could be someone they consider.
Mayock, 58, played a few years in the NFL back in the early 1908s for the Steelers and Giants. He began his broadcasting career in 2005 with the NFL Network and has worked for a number of other networks calling games.
Mayock doesn’t have any personnel experience for NFL teams but has been a widely respected draft analyst for several years now.
We’ll have more regarding the Redskins GM search as the news is available.