Charlotte, NC (PPN) – Carolina Panthers started training camp nine days ago and have already fired their general manager Dave Gettleman after four seasons. Gettleman has over 30 years of experience in the NFL.
The Panthers went 6-10 last season, finishing last in the NFC South and why that may have influenced the team’s decision to part ways, Carolina did not give justification as to why they fired their GM.
“After much thought and a long evaluation of our football operations, I have decided to relieve Dave Gettleman of his duties as general manager,” Panther’s owner Jerry Richardson stated Monday. “I want to thank Dave for the role he played in our success over the past four seasons. While the timing of this decision is not ideal, a change is needed.”
Gettleman is the second GM to be terminated this off season. John Dorsey was fired by the Kansas City Chiefs a few weeks prior.
Genttleman’s record with the Panthers were 40-23-1. They reached the Super Bowl in 2015 and things have been declining ever since.