Being a General Manager in the NFL is not the easiest job. Shoot, this year there are going to be several great opportunities for someone to shine. Another General Manager position opened up today. The Carolina Panthers fired Marty Hurney after a horrible 4-10 start.
Hurney was in his second stint with the Panthers before getting canned this week. Hurney was under contract through June 2021. But owner David Tepper saw the Panthers’ 4-10 record as a sign change was needed.
“This team could easily have another four wins,” Tepper said. “The eight games that we had the ball last to win or tie — seven to win, one to tie — if you win four of those games, you’re in a totally different position right now with this young team. So looking at next year, I’m very hopeful where we will be and what we will do.”
Hurney joined the Panthers in 1998 and first became GM in 2002. He held the job until the 2012 season and returned on an interim basis in 2017 before regaining the full-time job in February 2018. Since 2018, Carolina is 16-30.
The Panthers job is just one of a handful that are open right now around the NFL. Right now we have the Panthers, Jaguars, Lions, Texans and Falcons. I would not be shocked if there is at least one more before the end of the year.
It will be interesting, but right now the hottest job has to be the Jacksonville Jaguars job. 11 draft picks, the 1st overall pick in the NFL draft, and 100 million in cap space. Plus you live in Florida where there is no state tax, just saying, Florida will be a hot commodity.
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