The Carolina Panthers have hired Dave Gettleman as the new General Manager for the team.
Gettleman has been in the league for 25 years, 15 of which he spent with the New York Giants. In 1998, he joined the Giants as then-director Tim Rooney's assistant. Gettleman was promoted to Pro Personnel Director in 1999, a position he served until July of last year when he was named the Senior Pro Personnel Analyst.
The Panthers fired longtime GM Marty Hurney six games into the season. Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is optimistic about the hire.
"I was very impressed with Dave's experience and think he will be a very good fit for our organization," Jerry Richardson said in a statement released by the team. "He has an extensive background in personnel and comes from an organization in the New York Giants that I hold in high regard and played an instrumental role in their success."
Tennessee Titans vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson and Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross also interviewed for the Panthers GM job.