The timing wasn’t right in 2010 when Doug Williams first started talking to the Washington Redskins about a front office position. But it was right in 2014. And, after talking for a few weeks, the Redskins and Williams finally agreed on a deal. Doug Williams played three seasons for the Redskins, becoming the first African-American quarterback to play in a Super Bowl and earning MVP honors for his performance in Washington’s Super Bowl XXII victory. The Redskins hired Williams to become a personnel executive under general manager Bruce Allen, bringing back a piece of the franchise’s storied past. Williams quarterbacked the Redskins to a Super Bowl win after the 1987 season. He became the first African-American quarterback to play in a Super Bowl and earned MVP honors after passing for 340 yards and four touchdowns in the Redskins’ 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos. “It’s great to be home again,” Williams said in a press release. “I have only one mission: to help this team obtain the talent it needs so the fans can experience the Super Bowl they deserve.

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