Jason Wright Will Be The First Black Team President in NFL History

The Washington Football Team has made history by hiring Jason Wright, making him the first Black team president in NFL history. Wright will be tasked with running the business side of the team, which is going to be difficult as Washington is in the process of finding a new name and looking for a site to build a new stadium.

“If I could custom design a leader for this important time in our history, it would be Jason,” team owner Dan Snyder said in a statement. “His experience as a former player, coupled with his business acumen, gives him a perspective that is unrivaled in the league. We will not rest until we are a championship-caliber team, on and off the field.”

Wright, who spent seven years in the league as a running back for the San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, and Arizona Cardinals, said that he is embracing the challenge of taking over for Bruce Allen, who was fired after the 2019 season.

“You could say there’s a lot going on, you sure you want to take this on? Yeah, absolutely,” Wright said. “[Their actions] made me really confident I could come in here and affect change, that I’d have the ability and autonomy to make real change.”