Former Bucs QB, Front Office Exec Doug Williams Hired by Redskins


Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback and Washington Redskins Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams is returning to Washington as a personnel executive, the team announced Monday.

“We are focused on finding people with genuine football insight and a passion for winning,” Redskins executive vice president/general manager Bruce Allen said in a statement on the team’s website.  “As a player, coach and scout, Doug has seen it all and done it all, and we believe he has an incredible talent for identifying the type of players we want with the Redskins.”

Williams most recently served as the head coach at Grambling State, where his unceremonious firing in September prompted a strike from players in which a game had to be forfeited. It was his second stint with the school.

Williams was a front office executive in Tampa Bay from 2004 to 2008 and was promoted to coordinator of pro scouting in 2009, a position he held for two seasons.

He also served as the general manager of the UFL’s Virginia Destroyers from 2010 to 2011.

The move reunites him with former Bucs GM Bruce Allen, whom he spent five seasons working with, and new Redskins head coach Jay Gruden, an offensive assistant in Tampa during that time period.

“It’s great to be home again,” Williams said in a statement. “It also is great to be affiliated with a GM and coach who are so focused and dedicated to winning. I have only one mission: to help this team obtain the talent it needs so the fans can experience the Super Bowl they deserve.”