This past Monday, the Washington Football team hired Chris Polian as their Director of Player Personnel. This is the third general manager the Washington Football Team has added so far this off season. Polian has an extensive work history in professional football.
In 1993 Polian obtained his first job in football as a personnel assistant for the Sacramento Gold Miners [CFL team]. This was followed up by Polian working for the Carolina Panthers as a Scout. During this time, Polian worked for his father Bill, who was the Panthers General Manager. In 1998, Chris obtained a job working under his father [once again] under a new NFL organization [the Indianapolis Colts]. In 2009, Chris received promotions to serve as both the Colts General Manager and Vice President. Chris was fired from the Colts organization in 2011, following a 2-14 campaign.
Despite the poor season, It could have been debated whether or not Polian deserved to be fired after the 2011 season. This is because the Colts star Quarterback was out for the season with a neck injury. As a result, the team ended up having to start Curtis Painter at the Quarterback position. Painter only managed to start 9 games that year due to his poor performance. In fact, Painter only started 14 games at the NFL level due to poor/inconsistent play. During Polian’s time with the Colts, the organization held a 143-81 record.
Polian Should Probably Never Re-Apply to Work as the Jaguars Director of Pro-Personnel
In 2013, Polian was hired as the Jacksonville Jaguars director of pro personnel. During this time period, the Jaguars held a woeful record of 36-76. But keep in mind people this is the Jaguars we are talking about…
Regardless, Polian did not work within the NFL this past year. One alleged reason why Washington chose to hire Polian is that he has lots of experience working with the salary cap. As of this moment, Polian has had no experience working with key members of the Washington Football Team front office [Ron Rivera, Marty Hurney, Martin Mayhew, etcetra].
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