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49ers VP of Player Personnel Martin Mayhew is headed to Washington to work in their front office

Mahew’s title has not yet been determined, so we don’t know if the Niners would receive a comp pick

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NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that San Francisco 49ers Vice President of Player Personnel Martin Mayhew are headed to Washington as a high-ranking executive with a title to be determined.

Mayhew’s title will determine whether or not the 49ers receive a comp pick. Here’s how the NFL worded the adjustments to the Rooney Rule:

Primary is the keyword here. If Mayhew is named a “primary football exec,” then San Francisco would receive a third-round compensatory pick. Once Washington figures out Mayhew’s title, we’ll have a better idea whether or not the team will be awarded an extra third-round pick. Do the right thing, Washington, and name him a primary exec!

Washington hired Marty Hurney as general manager on Tuesday, so that position isn’t available for Mayhew. There’s a bit of a gray area with how the NFL worded how they’re awarding picks, so instead of assuming one or the other, all we can do is wait and see. I lean that the Niners won’t receive a pick since Mayhew wasn’t named the GM for Washington.

Either way, congrats to Mayhew, and I imagine if he’s leaving San Francisco’s VP of Player Personnel, he has a higher ranking position in Washington’s front office.