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.