The Carolina Panthers have made a quick search for a new general manager and have decided to pull the trigger on New York Giants senior pro personnel assistant Dave Gettleman.
Oct 7, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson talks with a fan prior to the start of the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
The 61-year-old started his career as a scout in 1986 with the Buffalo Bills, staying through the first two of their four straight championship appearances.
He then went to the Denver Broncos and was a part of the staff for the organization’s first Superbowl season. In 1998, he went to the New York Giants. He was promoted to senior pro personnel assistant last year.
Panthers owner Terry Richardson was assisted by Former Giants GM Ernie Accorsi who highly recommended Gettleman for the position. Richardson was most impressed by Gettleman’s experience.
Gettleman was selected over various in-house candidates such as interim Panthers GM Brandon Beane and even the Giants director of college scouting Brandon Ross.
Gettleman is in one of the best positions a general manager could want. He has relatively young players to build around like Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly. With the upcoming draft only a couple of months away, he will busy getting to work with the Panthers staff.