The Carolina Panthers are one of six NFL franchises that need a new head coach in 2024, though the franchise’s needs don’t stop there. That’s because owner David Tepper also fired General Manager Scott Fitterer on Monday, paving the way for a franchise-wide rebuild in Charlotte on the heels of a disastrous 2-15 season.
Whoever replaces Fitterer will be the seventh GM in franchise history, joining Marty Hurney, who had the longest tenure over two stretches ( 2002-2012; 2017-2020), Dave Gettleman (four years, 2013-2016), George Siefert and Bill Polian (three years apiece, from 1999-2001 and 1995-1997) and Dom Capers (one season, 1998).
Luckily for Tepper and his staff, there are plenty of solid options out there to replace Fitterer, who came to Carolina on the heels of serving in the Seattle Seahawks’ front office in varying roles between 2001 and 2020.
With NFL betting to be in effect next season, BetCarolina.com broke down the odds on which one of those candidates has the best chance of being the seventh GM in Panthers history, on the heels of a mystifying year in North Carolina’s largest city.
Next Panthers GM Odds
Below are some odds that may be available on NC sports betting apps in the future. Here are our Next Panthers GM odds.
Who Replaces Fitterer In Charlotte?
The odds-on favorites to replace Fitterer as the next Panthers GM are all current or former assistant GMs across the NFL, including Indianapolis Colts Assistant GM Ed Dodds (+500), Las Vegas Raiders interim GM Champ Kelly, and Alec Halaby of the Philadelphia Eagles (+600 each) and Mike Greenberg of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+700).
Rounding out the list are Kansas City Chiefs Vice President of Football Operations Brandt Tilis and Nick Matteo, who serves in the same role for the Baltimore Ravens, with both coming in at +900, while New Orleans Saints Assistant GM Khai Harley and current Panthers Assistant GM Dan Morgan are the longshots at +1200 each.
Whoever gets the gig next will have a slew of challenges from Day One — including the team’s lack of a first-round pick on the heels of trading for Bryce Young ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft — and a lack of skill position talent on both sides of the ball.
Still, not a lot of NFL personnel can say they’ve ever had the chance to be a general manager, so expect Carolina’s opening to be a coveted one across the league in the coming weeks.
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