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Doug Williams takes on new role with Washington Football Team

Doug Williams is now senior adviser to team president Jason Wright. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Doug Williams, the Ring of Fame quarterback and longtime member of the Washington Football Team’s front office, has been appointed senior adviser to team president Jason Wright, the team announced Thursday. The role is Williams’s third in as many years and marks a shift from the personnel department to the business side of the team’s operations.

After two years as a personnel executive (2014-16), Williams was promoted to senior vice president of player personnel under then-team president Bruce Allen (2017-19). When Ron Rivera was hired as Washington’s head coach before this past season, Williams was named the team’s senior vice president of player development.

Williams, who was deemed one of Washington’s 80 greatest players to mark the team’s 80th anniversary in 2012, played for the team from 1986 to 1989 and led it to the Super Bowl XXII title after the 1987 season. Williams was the first Black quarterback to play in a Super Bowl and earned the game’s MVP honors. After nine seasons as a player, Williams transitioned to coaching and then scouting/personnel, where he has worked 13 seasons, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004-09) and Washington.

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