At a time when multiple reports continue to indicate that it’s a done deal former 49ers G.M. Scot McCloughan will become the G.M. in Washington, PFT continues to hear that the deal isn’t done.
One of the reasons for the delayed consummation is that multiple other teams continue to pursue him. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Raiders and Jets continue to have interest in McCloughan.
Moreover, the negotiations with Washington (which are ongoing) entail multiple issues. One of those issues likely has become whether McCloughan will have control over the roster and the draft. Currently, team president and G.M. Bruce Allen has those powers. If McCloughan gets those powers in D.C., it will amount to a de facto demotion for Allen.
As noted earlier in the day, Allen would emerge with enhanced job security, since he’d slide into a role that doesn’t carry with it accountability for the success or failure of the football team. If Allen keeps the power, he’ll likewise retain the responsibility, and McCloughan will simply be joining the team as Allen’s No. 2.
McCloughan most recently worked in the Seattle front office, assisting G.M. John Schneider with the stocking of one of the best rosters in football.