During the 2011 NFL lockout, Wright decided to leave go back to school -- and got his Masters Degree in Business from the University of Chicago. He later went on to become a partner for McKinsey & Co., a major consulting company.
Wright spoke with 'GMA' about his new job -- and explained why he's so excited about the gig.
"The fact that I happen to be Black and the most qualified person is a boost," Wright said.
Wright says he's well-aware of the PR issues the team faces -- from the team name controversy to the allegations of sexual harassment -- and says he looks forward to helping the "culture transformation."
As for the new name of the team, Wright says he's not spilling the beans yet. He just got hired!
Wright is Washington's 2nd major non-white hire in the past few months -- after naming Ron Rivera head coach.