Jason Wright might be Washington Football Team’s most significant hire
By Ian Cummings
On the surface, Jason Wright’s hire appears to be another reason for optimism for fans of the Washington Football Team. Wright is young, innovative, but most importantly transparent, and he’ll look to bring a level of honesty to the president position that fans aren’t accustomed to.
Ron Rivera, meanwhile, compounds the positive outlook on the football side of things. For the team’s cultural overhaul currently underway, Rivera was the exact right coach needed. He’s already shown that he’ll be tough on his players and push them to reach their potential, but he’s also quickly fostered a connection with them as well. Rivera has also delegated when necessary, handing the offensive keys to promising coordinator Scott Turner.
If it can all be left alone for a while, and left to grow, the Washington Football Team appears to have a plan in place — a plan that could soon be conducive to success. But it’s up to Snyder to see it through, and let it happen. That prospect will always be met with skepticism, as Snyder has been unable to do that for twenty years.
But the bad influences have since been expunged. Allen is gone, and Snyder has surrounded himself with reputable minds — minds he seems to be listening to. It takes a level of humility and honesty with oneself to engage in this kind of rebuild. We don’t know if Snyder has changed, but after the ever-important Jason Wright hire, it’s impossible not to pose the question: Has he?