Adam Peters will reportedly be hired as next Washington Commanders GM

Peters has spent the past three seasons as assistant GM for the 49ers

Adam Peters will be the next general manager of the Washington Commanders, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Peters, 44, has spent the past three seasons as assistant GM for the San Francisco 49ers working under John Lynch. He was the team's vice president of player personnel for four seasons.

Prior to arriving in San Francisco, Peters worked for the Denver Broncos for eight years. He began as a scout before working his way up to director of college scouting. He was with the franchise when they won Super Bowl 50 and has two other title rings after beginning his career with the New England Patriots.

In The Athletic's annual NFL agent survey last summer, Peters was handed mighty praise.

San Francisco 49ers assistant general manager Adam Peters watches warm-ups before the team's divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers in 2022. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File)

“I think that if you’re a team looking this year, to put it bluntly, you would be dumb to look anywhere else,” one NFL agent said. “I think he is the best in the business. Good, bad or ugly, Adam does it the right way. He treats people with compassion even when it’s a bad situation. He’s always honest. You know where you stand. I’m surprised he has not gotten a general manager job to this point.”

The move comes days after head coach Ron Rivera was fired after four seasons. Martin Mayhew had been the franchise's GM since January 2021.

Peters' hiring is owner Josh Harris' first major move with the franchise. The next tasks include figuring out the leadership structure within the organization and hiring the next head coach. To find Rivera's replacement, Harris has brought on former Golden State Warriors GM and president Bob Myers and former NFL executive Rick Spielman to help in the search.