The Carolina Panthers search for a new general manager has come to an end. The team announced on Monday that Dan Morgan will serve as President of Football Operations/General Manager. Although a familiar face having served as the team’s assistant general managers for the past two seasons, Morgan is expected to bring. a new approach to the front office.
Drafted in the first round in 2011 by the Panthers, the former outside linebacker spent seven seasons as the man in the middle. He was part of a formidable defense that reached the franchise’s first Super Bowl two seasons later. After putting away his cleats, he has spent the past several seasons in multiple successful scouting departments. His executive career began as an intern for the Seahawks in 2010 and steadily rose in the ranks and was eventually named the team’s director of pro personnel. He moved on to the Buffalo Bills in 2018 where he served as the team’s director of player personnel before coming to Carolina in 2021.
“Dan has a thorough knowledge of our football personnel and a clear vision to take us where we all want to go,” Panthers owner David Tepper said. “We know he will attack this opportunity with the same intensity he did as a Panthers player.”
The news was met with mixed reactions by fans who wondered just how involved Morgan was with the previous regime’s roster mismanagement. On another note, Morgan brings the same tenacity and nod to the “Keep Pounding” culture that Steve Wilks briefly brought into the building during his stint as interim head coach in 2022.