The 49ers will win a new draft pick by losing player vice-president Martin Mayhew.
Mayhew, 55, was hired by Washington as its general manager on Thursday after numerous reports suggested the team would make former Carolina CEO Marty Hearney its CEO. On Wednesday, it was announced that Meich would join Washington as a “senior executive” with an indefinite title.
Hearney will still be part of the Washington front office.
With Mayhew becoming the third Black GM hired by the NFL this year, the 49ers will win another future third-round selection based on the NFL’s new program, which rewards teams to develop minority minority assistant coaches and managers hired as top executives. coaches or general managers.
The 49ers received a third-round pick over the next two projects last week when defense coordinator Robert Saleh was hired as the Jets̵
Mayhew was a Lions GM from 2008-15 before joining the front office of the 49ers in 2017 to help Lynch, his protective assistant at the back of the Buccaneers from 1993-1996. Mayhew spent his first two seasons as senior chief of staff before being promoted in January 2019. He worked closely with Adam Peters, who holds the same title as vice president of staff for players.
Mayhew spent four seasons (1989-1992) with Washington. He was a starting corner when they beat the Bills in the Super Bowl XXVI in January 1992, which was the last title of the franchise.
“Over the last four years, Martin has played an integral role in creating a sustainable championship culture,” said general manager John Lynch. “His skills as a talent appraiser and his advisor as a trusted advisor have had a positive impact on me and the 49ers.
“Personally, Martin has always been a loyal teammate and an exceptional friend to me and my family. We are happy for him to take advantage of this new opportunity in an organization with so much history. On behalf of our entire team, we wish Martin nothing but the best. “
The 49ers added three proposals to the 2021 project from October through deals and the hiring of Saleh. They received a fifth round from New Orleans for backer Kuon Alexander. They also won the seventh round from the Jets in a deal in which they acquired the defensive end Jordan Willis and gave New York a sixth round in 2022. The 49 are expected to have 10 picks in the draft in April.
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