Commanders adviser Bob Myers and 49ers assistant GM Adam Peters have a long history

Do the Washington Commanders have a favorite in their search for a new head of football operations? Washington has requested interviews with several candidates, with San Francisco assistant general manager Adam Peters among those names.

And according to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, that interview will happen — and soon.

This is significant. As Breer noted, Peters turned down opportunities to interview with the Titans and Cardinals last offseason. It could mean two things. First, Washington’s head of football operations position is extremely attractive.

Secondly, could this be Peters essentially pushing the 49ers into giving him a promotion? San Francisco promoted John Lynch from GM to president of football operations after he received a contract extension earlier this season. Interestingly enough, Lynch’s current title is what Commanders owner Josh Harris titles the position that Peters will interview for in Washington.

Lynch still holds the title of GM, but that could be dropped and given to Peters if he chooses to remain in San Francisco. Peters came to San Francisco in 2017 after eight seasons with the Denver Broncos, working as one of John Elway’s top personnel guys.

Peters is a California native attending Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, Calif. He is also a graduate of UCLA.

Do you know who else is a UCLA graduate and California native? That would be Bob Myers, hired Monday by Washington as an adviser in its search for a head of football ops and head coach.

Myers, the two-time NBA executive of the year and four-time NBA champion, is the architect of one of the NBA’s most dominant teams in recent years, the Golden State Warriors. He’s also been to several 49ers’ games recently.

Myers is from Monte Vista High School in Danville, Calif., which is around 50 miles from where Peters grew up. There is an existing relationship, according to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network.

Garafolo was incorrect about the two attending the same high school, as we noted above. But does that existing relationship help the Commanders in luring Peters away from the 49ers?

Peters interviewing with Washington so soon could also be good for its prospects. The Commanders would like to wrap up this process so the team can turn its attention to the coaching search. There are others Washington wants to interview, such as Bears assistant GM Ian Cunningham, but it’s clear Peters is among the early favorites.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire