The Washington Football Team has hired Jason Wright as the team’s president making him the first Black president of an NFL team.
The team, who has been Harlem Shaking in a pot of controversy over their name for most of the year, has changed the conversation and the National Football League in a major way!
Jason, who had a seven-year career in the NFL before he became a businessman, will be responsible for the business side of the organization, including operations, finance, sales, and marketing, according to a statement from the Washington organization.
Watch below as Jason talks about why this role is so important to him and how being the first black person in the role is the “icing on the cake.”
In addition to being the first black president of an NFL team, Jason is also the youngest president of an NFL team at 38.
Watch as Jason Wright chats with Michael Strahan on “Good Morning America” about his plans to improve the team that has been sinking in shenanigans:
This is is absolutely awesome and he’s clearly what The Washington Football Team needs.