The Washington Redskins are reported to be bringing back former quarterback Doug Williams in a front office capacity, according to Mark Maske of the Washington Post.
“There’s a great possibility Doug will be going to the Redskins,” said Maske’s source “I think there’s a very good chance of that.”
Williams has worked with Washington general manager Bruce Allen before, during their time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and of course was also the MVP of Super Bowl XXII. He has been out of football since being fired by Grambling State in September.
This is the second time 58-year old Williams has been linked with a return to Washington, as he was offered a front office job three years ago, but chose to return to Grambling.
Williams would join Allen, along with personnel executives Morocco Brown and Scott Campbell, directors of pro and player personnel respectively. While it would be an excellent PR move by the team to bring Williams back into the fold, it would appear to not simply be a ceremonial position.
The 58-year-old Williams has been out of football since being fired by Grambling in September.
Frankly, if all he ever did was wear team-issued gear and cut ribbons at grocery store grand openings, it would still be a good move for the Redskins. But Williams has sufficient experience that it doesn’t have to be just a ceremonial hire, but a smart one.