Washington set to hire G.M. Marty Hurney today

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The Washington Football Team is set to hire General Manager Marty Hurney today.

The deal between Hurney and Washington is being finalized and should be announced today, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The 65-year-old Hurney was the Panthers’ G.M. from 2002 to 2012 and again from 2017 to 2020. Washington coach Ron Rivera was the Panthers’ head coach from 2011 to 2019, so the two of them have a good working relationship and will be on the same page about the future of the franchise.

Martin Mayhew and Ryan Cowden were among the other candidates for the Washington G.M. job.

17 responses to “Washington set to hire G.M. Marty Hurney today

  1. Highly disappointing. Out of all the candidates considered, he was by far the least qualified.

  2. Don’t know why Hurney would want the job? RR has total control so he’ll just be a puppet really. Should have been Kyle Smith imo.

  3. I suppose this is a decent hire (less qualified? In what universe is 13 years as a GM “less qualified?”), but I was really hoping they’d bring Mayhew home. That would have brought a small but important piece of the Gibbs era back into the building. It totally makes sense that Rivera wants somebody he doesn’t need to indoctrinate into his philosophy.

  4. It doesn’t sound like Hurney will have the “all emcompassing” duties as a GM that the other candidates might expect. Rivera is the man in Washington now and no way he brings someone in that would compete with that. He was brought in to take some of pressure off of Rivera and that’s it.

  5. Not sure where this leaves Kyle Smith. Hope he doesn’t leave. It seems like he didn’t even get a shot.

    Although, I’m guessing no one who interviewed really had a shot other than Hurney. I knew when this guy was fired from Carolina, he’d be in Washington eventually.

  6. How does 6-10 for several seasons sound?

    In that division? Good enough to make the playoffs.

  7. Fans have to give Coach the benefit of doubt on this. The positive changes the team experienced, done during a personal cancer challenge along with a pandemic that neutered access for new coaches to the team, has given him a chunk of collateral to work with. At this point I would rather have a GM that Ron knows he can work with rather than a GM that would require a relationship build with an unknown result of that process. Grabbing a guy at he gym to take the position would still be a huge upgrade over the shadow years of Bruce “Damn Good Culture” Allen.

  8. Anyone else think this is deja vu ? When Bruce Allen and Jay Gruden were here, every hire had a Tampa Bay background. Tampa Bay had a bad track record so it was hard to understand how the result would be different here. It wasn’t ! Now, every hire has a Carolina background. Carolina has a bad track record. What is it when you do the same thing over and over and expect a different result?????

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