With Vinny Cerrato resigning his position as executive V.P. of football operations in D.C., most people assume that he’ll no longer be working for the team.
And that assumption would be incorrect.
Per a league source, Cerrato will be remaining with the franchise as a consultant to owner Daniel Snyder.
Frankly, however, we’re not sure how much consulting Vinny will be doing. The suspicion is that Cerrato will remain on the payroll in order to ensure that he doesn’t blab about company secrets, including for example the truth regarding the recruitment of Albert Haynesworth (whatever that truth might be), the facts regarding any communications with and involvement of Mike Shanahan in recent moves made by the team (whatever those facts might be), and the details regarding other potentially sensitive issues (whatever those details might be).
So it’s unlikely that Cerrato will be complaining to Snyder that Allen and/or the head coach are doing things incorrectly and that Cerrato could be doing them better if only he had another chance. Even though he’s already been fired and returned once before, we seriously doubt that Cerrato will be Snyder’s Billy Martin.