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PFHOF Exclusive: Jason Wright Making Immediate Moves in Washington

PFHOF Exclusive: Jason Wright Making Immediate Moves in Washington

09/03/2020
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By Jamir Howerton
Host of “The Mission” podcast

This week, Hall of Fame Productions was honored to sit with the newest member of the Burgundy and Gold, team President Jason Wright.

During the Hall’s exclusive one-on-one, Wright got straight to business and shared insights from his first week on the job and what Majority Owner Dan Snyder is expecting out of the talented, young executive.

“It’s pretty simple,” Wright said frankly. “Coach (Ron) Rivera is the chief executive of all things football, and I’m the chief executive of all things business. There is no muddiness. So far, in the week that I’ve been in, I’ve taken some bigger and bolder things across, and I’m in pretty good touch with Dan and Tanya (Snyder, Dan’s wife). We stay pretty collaborative. And every single time I’ve had a big idea, they have said, ‘Oh, yeah. Do it; it’s yours.’”

Wright played for four NFL organizations over the course of his seven-year playing career. But it would be playing for the Cleveland Browns where the former 2003 Bobby Bowden Award winner — presented to the NCAA Division I football player who best epitomizes a student-athlete from a faith perspective — and several of his teammates would experience the country’s ugly sin of racism.

“I was traveling — and I was with the Browns — and me and a bunch of my teammates went to a restaurant in this city. And … they only served the white teammates at the table. And, actually, really didn’t want to serve at all, but at least brought those guys water,” stressed Wright. “They continued to pass us by, and it was a revelatory moment for everybody.”

Wright, who is the first African American team president in the NFL and at age 38 the youngest in League history, wants to establish a first-class front office that creates a winning and positive culture in the lives of the Washington Football Team’s staff.

“I hope we grow to a place as an organization where we organically trust one another. People perform incredibly well in their jobs when they feel trusted,” Wright said.

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