Who could emerge as potential candidates to replace Washington Commanders general manager Martin Mayhew in 2024?
After another embarrassing home loss to one of the NFL’s bottom players and division rival New York Giants, big changes are coming. It seems almost inevitable that Josh Harris’ ownership group will completely reset the personnel infrastructure, with head coach Ron Rivera And defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio two figureheads under the microscope.
One person who goes relatively unnoticed is general manager Martin Mayhew. The front office figure is almost an innocent bystander given that Rivera has the final say on personnel decisions. So it might be worth it for Harris and his team of wealthy investors to take a more traditional path to success.
It all starts with appointing the general manager and allowing him to choose his next head coach. After that, the focus will shift to building a competitive roster with an abundance of recruiting assets and enough salary cap space to become an attractive destination if the right hires are made.
With that in mind, here are five potential candidates if the Commanders end up parting ways with Mayhew once the 2023 season ends.
Despite the decision to abandon the farm and a record contract with controversial quarterback Deshaun Watson, the Cleveland Browns have crafted a roster capable of competing. Even without the signal-caller, they seem to get the job done, which is a testament to the depth they have and cements almost every position group with supreme effectiveness.
Drafting well and spending money wisely – again, Watson situation aside – has been a notable feature of the Browns’ success. That kind of cost-effective ethos could see someone like Glenn Cook enter the Washington commanders’ stream of thinking if Martin Mayhew becomes surplus to requirements.
Cook is a leading figure behind the scenes in Cleveland. He’s drawn interest from the Indianapolis Colts and Minnesota Vikings, among others, in recent years, so the brass should at least bring him in for an interview.