Commanders president appears safe (for now)
This is an uncertain yet exciting time for those within the Washington Commanders. Josh Harris and his team of investors will likely assume control of the franchise on July 20 following a vote among other NFL owners, which signals the end of Dan Snyder's disastrous tenure spanning almost 25 years.
Many expect some big changes to occur in the weeks and months following the transaction. The Harris group will have their own methods and ideas about how to take the franchise forward, which only adds to the layer of fascination surrounding the Commanders in 2023.
However, it appears as if team president Jason Wright will escape the chop. At least initially.
A report from The Washington Post that was later confirmed by Ben Standig of The Athletic stated that Jason Wright wouldn't be removed once the sale gets the green light. Harris and his group will take time to assess each position before implementing anything drastic.
"Soon-to-be Commanders owner Josh Harris is not expected to make major staff changes soon after taking over the franchise, a source familiar with ownership’s thinking who was not authorized to speak publicly told The Athletic on Friday. According to the source, team president Jason Wright and other top executives will play roles in the transition of ownership, as Harris is expected to take his time to evaluate current staff before considering changes, similar to his ownership tenures with the NBA’s 76ers and NHL’s Devils."- Ben Standig, The Athletic
This is the right approach, but Wright must take this expected decision as an audition of sorts. Any complacency is unlikely to be well received, so the front office figure needs to prove beyond all doubt he can play a leading role in Washington's exciting new era.
Otherwise, Harris will find someone who can.