Washington names Chris Polian director of pro personnel

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Washington has added another to its revamped front office.

The Football Team announced the hiring of Chris Polian as director of pro personnel on Monday morning. Polian was most recently the Jaguars’ director of pro personnel from 2013-2019.

The son of Hall of Famer Bill Polian, Chris Polian worked alongside his father with the Colts from 1998-2011. The younger Polian worked his way up the personnel ladder to replace his father as Indianapolis’ General Manager, serving in the role from 2009-2011.

The pair also worked together in Carolina from 1995-1997.

Chris Polian replaces Eric Stokes’ role in Washington, as Stokes was recently promoted to senior director of player personnel.

Late last month, Washington named Marty Hurney executive vice president of football/player personnel and Martin Mayhew as General Manager.

10 responses to “Washington names Chris Polian director of pro personnel

  1. great news for washington. polian’s old man can tell him 5 years after the fact which players he had rated highest in the draft.

  2. I guess they were right about the good old boys club… remember he ran the jags pro personel… so he’ll fit precfectly in the “winning culture” carefully crafted by Dan snyder…

  3. Nothing against Polian – but the reason that there are so few minority coaches and executives in the NFL is because of the nepotism – fathers hiring sons or fathers getting sons hired by other friends in the NFL. So you have the whole gamut of coaches who never played or played to a high standard who are now coaches in the NFL because they started as assistants and interns.

  4. It is hard to understand what Washington is doing — they jettison Kyle Smith, one of the best young talent evaluators in the league — and hire Hurney and Mayhew, who combined for five winning seasons in 24 years, and now pick up Polian who failed miserably in JAX before getting fired. Is anyone in Washington looking at these people’s records before hiring them?!!?

  5. jurgyisgod

    “one of the best talent evaluators in the league”

    Was part of this team for years as they won nothing. So you may want to dial it back, just a bit

  6. ibillwt says:
    February 15, 2021 at 12:11 pm
    great news for washington. polian’s old man can tell him 5 years after the fact which players he had rated highest in the draft.

    – perhaps his old man can also tell him how to get to the super bowl 4 consecutive times. Typical, leave out the parts that make you look dumb.

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