CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WMBF) - The Carolina Panthers now have a new general manager.
The team announced Thursday that it hired Scott Fitterer for the role after a lengthy interview process and search. Fitterer most recently held a position as Vice President of Football Operations for the Seattle Seahawks.
The news was first reported by the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero. ESPN’s Adam Schefter later reported that the team and Fitterer had come to an agreement on a five-year deal.
The team then confirmed the hire on social media Thursday night accompanied by a statement from team owner David Tepper.
“We went through a thorough process and it was a great final four,” he said. “We thought Scott was the best fit for the organization.”
According to a profile on the team’s website, Fitterer joined the Seahawks in 2001 and has been co-director of player personnel for the past six seasons. He also operated as a co-assistant Seattle GM John Schneider, whose tenure with the Seahawks included a Super Bowl title in 2014.
In his report, Rapoport adds that Fitterer “made a quick impression” on the search team after being a late addition of a lengthy search. The team parted ways with former GM Marty Hurney last month after a 5-11 campaign in 2020. It was Hurney’s second stint as GM of the Panthers, having previously held the role from 2002-2012.
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