The Carolina Panthers on Monday fired general manager Marty Hurney over philosophical differences.
Team owner David Tepper said on a Zoom call that he is looking for a general manager who is more analytical and data-driven, as he and head coach Matt Rhule are.
“You look at successful organizations, and there’s a certain alignment between the head coach and the GM,” Tepper said. “To think that you can do that without some sort of alignment is nuts. So to not have a head coach with some input into that is stupid. I don’t want to be stupid, OK?”
Hurney, whose contract was set to expire in June, is out immediately, and the Panthers (4-10) will begin reshaping their front office for the offseason. They currently are in line for a top-five draft pick.