Washington is set to make a significant change that could improve their odds of landing a big name head coach. Team president Bruce Allen is expected to be stripped of his duties running football operations following the close of the 2019 regular season, according to beat writer JP Finlay.
It is not clear if Allen will be fired entirely, as Finlay reports he has duties that extend outside of football operations. However, he has been in charge of the on-field football product for a full decade and the organization has had little success. In those ten seasons, Washington is 62-96-1 with two playoff losses in their two appearances.
Washington fired head coach Jay Gruden earlier this season, and they’ve had Bill Callahan serving as interim head coach. They’ve been connected with a variety of candidates, most recently with former Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis and former Panthers head coach Ron Rivera.
Alex Marvez reported Saturday afternoon that Lewis is a strong contender and may have already interviewed with owner Dan Snyder. ESPN and CBS Sports have both reported Rivera is a primary candidate for Snyder.