Bruce Allen to return to Redskins as team president in 2019

January 11, 2019 GMT

Redskins team president Bruce Allen will return to the organization in 2019 and maintain his control of football operations.

Since his arrivalin 2009, the Redskins have gone 59-84-1 with Allen overseeing the franchise. In 2018, Washington ended a tumultuousseason with a second straight 7-9 record leading fans to call for Allen’s firing with a ”#FireBruceAllen” campaign on social media.

During Allen’s tenure, the Redskins have had their fair share of controversial moments including a dispute between former coach Mike Shanahan and Robert Griffin III to failed negotiationswith quarterback Kirk Cousins.

There have also been off the field incidents, from a cheerleading scandal to the team claiming Reuben Foster off waivers days after the linebacker’s second domestic violence arrest of 2018. (Foster’s charges were later dropped.)

Some had wondered whether owner Daniel Snyder would fire or re-assign Allen primarily to the business side after the season. But that didn’t happen.


Senior vice president of communications Tony Wylie told the Washington Post: “There was never any question about this. Of course hes coming back.

The Post was first to report the news.

Allen has also re-assumed a role on the business side of the franchise after the Redskins fired former president of business operations Brian Lafemina last month.

Lafemina, a former NFL executive, was ousted just eight months after he was brought on in May. The Redskins had initially hired Lafemina to oversee the team’s business operations, allowing Allen to focus solely on football.