Carolina Panthers Fire General Manager Dave Gettleman

Carolina Panthers Fire General Manager Dave Gettleman

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Something is off in Carolina today. Something went wrong because moves such as the one that the Panthers made today don’t usually occur just prior to training camp.

Moves such as the one that the Panthers made today shouldn’t be as confusing as the one that they made is.

The Panthers have announced that they have relieved Dave Gettleman of his general manager duties, according to team owner Jerry Richardson.

“After much thought and a long evaluation of our football operations, I have decided to relieve Gettleman of his duties as general manager,” Richardson said in a press release 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.”

The move is odd due to it’s timing.

The Kansas City Chiefs also made an abrupt move when they parted ways with General Manager Glen Dorsey back in June.

The Panthers official website noted Gettleman’s accomplishments in the NFL:

Before joining Carolina, Gettleman spent nearly 30 years in NFL scouting departments. Overall, Gettleman has been a part of seven Super Bowl teams, including three winners. He was with Buffalo in 1990 and 1991, Denver in 1997, and the New York Giants in 2000, 2007 and 2011 before adding another appearance with Carolina in 2015. The Broncos, and 2007 and 2011 Giants won the championship. Gettleman has been associated with 16 playoff teams in his NFL career.