Ending a week of speculation and uncertainty, the Redskins fired general manager Scot McCloughan on Thursday.
McCloughan was entering his third offseason at the helm of the franchise, which hired him in January 2015. Thursday marked the beginning of the NFL’s new year and thus the opening of free agency. McCloughan didn’t attend last week’s scouting combine and was away from Redskins Park this week, the Post reported, with team president Bruce Allen orchestrating all personnel decisions in the meantime.
The Redskins maintained McCloughan had been away from his office dealing with a family matter.
Epstein, who helped end the Boston Red Sox’s 86-year World Series title drought as their general manager in 2004, saw his Cubs end their 108-year drought this past season. But he doesn’t necessarily agree with the honor.
Elite Mens Rocky Bleier Jersey In a text to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Epstein said, Um, I can’t even get my dog to stop peeing in the house. That is ridiculous. The whole thing is patently ridiculous. It’s baseball — a pastime involving a lot of chance. If [Ben] Zobrist’s ball is three inches farther off the line, I’m on the hot seat for a failed five-year plan. And I’m not even the best leader in our organization; our players are.
Authentic Youth Laken Tomlinson Jersey Wrote Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci for Fortune: This time there was no proprietary formula, no algorithm, for self-motivated, high-character players and creating an environment to allow them to flourish. [Epstein and his assistants] never stopped searching to find edges, but they made a fundamental decision early after coming to Chicago that the one edge they could exploit was found in a very old-school resource: people.
Epstein will be rewarded for his leadership. His first deal paid him an average of $3.7 million a year. His current deal, which he agreed to in September, will see him making nearly $10 million a year.
Epstein wasn’t the only sports figure on the list — LeBron James was ranked 11th.