ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Football Team has hired Martin Mayhew as its general manager.
He will report directly to Ron Rivera as part of the organization's coach-centric front-office structure.
Mayhew spent the past four seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and before that was with the New York Giants and served as GM of the Detroit Lions.
He was a player on Washington's most recent Super Bowl-winning team in the 1991 season.
The hiring of Mayhew makes Washington the only team in the NFL with a Black team president and GM. Jason Wright joined the team as president last summer.