The Washington Commanders have hired Lance Newmark as the new assistant general manager under GM Adam Peters. Newmark joins the Commanders after spending 26 years with the Detroit Lions, where he held various roles, most recently serving as the senior director of player personnel. He started his NFL career with the San Diego Chargers and also played college football at San Diego Mesa College before transferring to the University of San Diego for his final season.

By the Numbers
  • 1996-97: Staff assistant with the Chargers
  • 1998: Staff assistant with the Lions
  • 1999-2004: Area scout with the Lions
  • 2005-07: National scout with the Lions
  • 2008-2014: Assistant director of college scouting with the Lions
  • 2015-2016: Director of college scouting with the Lions
  • 2017-2021: Director of player personnel with the Lions
  • 2022-2023: Senior director of player personnel with the Lions
State of Play
  • Lance Newmark has been hired as the assistant general manager for the Washington Commanders, joining GM Adam Peters.
  • Washington Commanders are finalizing new head coach Dan Quinn’s first staff.
  • Martin Mayhew, Washington’s previous GM, has been reassigned as a senior personnel executive and advisor to Peters.
  • Marty Hurney, previously the executive vice president of football/player personnel, will also serve as an advisor.
Bottom Line

The Washington Commanders have made a significant addition to their front office by hiring Lance Newmark as the assistant general manager, underlining the team's commitment to strengthening their personnel function and leadership. Newmark's extensive experience with the Detroit Lions and San Diego Chargers positions him to play a crucial role in the Commanders' future.