What telling quotes from new Washington Commanders general manager Adam Peters should have every fan excited heading into the offseason?
After much speculation, the Washington Commanders got their guy when Adam Peters agreed to become their next general manager. It's been a whirlwind week for the new front office leader, who spurned down multiple advances from elsewhere and spent considerable time with Josh Harris' brain trust to align their vision for the franchise.
Peters is a tremendous hire. He's a progressive thinker with enough experience working for Super Bowl-winning organizations. This is the exact statement Harris wanted to make as he looks to take the Commanders out of the abyss and back to being an NFL powerhouse.
There was a chance to enter the mind of Peters for the first time on Tuesday. It was standing room only for his introductory presser, which covered a variety of different topics and highlighted how the Commanders might be doing business moving forward.
With this in mind, here are three telling quotes from Peters that should have every fan excited.
Adam Peters wants to restore pride
There was mutual interest right from the outset between the Washington Commanders and Adam Peters. Other candidates were interviewed. The former San Francisco 49ers assistant general manager wasn't short of offers, either. In the end, both parties got what they wanted.
This comes with newfound optimism that hasn't been evident for the best part of two decades. Peters is under no illusions as to the size of this mammoth task to get the Commanders back to relevancy. However, he's going to strive with everything he has to repay the faith shown in him by Harris and his wealthy ownership team based on comments via Nicki Jhabvala from the Washington Post.
"This is where I'm supposed to be — the general manager of the Washington Commanders. … I promise you I'll work tirelessly to build this franchise. This is one of the cornerstone franchises in the NFL. … I could not be more thrilled to be here."- Adam Peters via X/Twitter
There will be no more cutting corners. No more false promises or delusions of grandeur. Peters has set his sights on restoring the Commanders to their rightful place. Not just for a year or two, but for the long term.