The Washington Commanders reportedly will hire San Francisco 49ers Assistant GM Adam Peters as their next General Manager. The move signals not only the changing of the guard but also the beginning of a new era of football for the burgundy and gold.
Even the most positive Washington football fan will tell you the team has underachieved for whatever reason for decades. During Daniel Snyder’s time as owner, the team never saw a true general manager setup where the power structure was built around one man building the roster while the others focused on coaching or signing checks. It’s been well-documented how much Snyder liked to meddle in team decisions.
New Washington majority owner Josh Harris has already stated he has zero intentions of getting involved in roster decisions and would rather hire an expert in the field and let him bring in his own coach. By hiring Adam Peters, Harris has taken the first step.
Adam Peters NFL Job History
Since joining the Niners as VP of Player Personnel in 2017, Peters has had a hand in drafting five first-team all-pros: Nick Bosa (1st round), Deebo Samuel (2nd), Fred Warner (3rd), George Kittle (5th) and Talanoa Hufanga (5th).
– New England Patriots as a scout (2003-2008)
– Denver Broncos as a scout, assistant of college scouting, and director of college scouting (2009-16)
– San Francisco 49ers VP of player personnel & assistant GM (2017-2023)
– Part of 3 Super Bowl-winning teams
– 6 conference championships
– 13 divisional titles
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