Carolina Panthers name Marty Hurney as full-time general manager
The Carolina Panthers have officially named interim general manager Marty Hurney to the full-time position.
The team made the announcement on Wednesday morning, as first reported by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
The #Panthers just named Marty Hurney as their official GM.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 21, 2018
Bryan Strickland of the official Panthers website brought us the team’s official words on the matter.
“We are very fortunate to have Marty as our general manager after he did an exceptional job in the interim role this past season,” Panthers COO Tina Becker said in a statement. “Marty’s guidance and vision helped build the foundation for this team, and his work this season was instrumental in returning the team to the playoffs. We believe he will continue to craft a roster that will win games and contend for a championship.”
Of course, Hurney held down the job of interim GM since last offseason when the team fired Dave Gettleman, the man who now owns the same post in New York with the Giants.
Difficulties arose in naming Hurney the official full-time guy once the season concluded due to domestic abuse allegations made on behalf of Hurney’s ex-wife. Last week, Hurney was cleared of any wrongdoing, paving the way for his administrative leave to be lifted.
Hurney previously held the role of Panthers front office boss for 10 years up until 2012, a stint that he’s spoken very fondly of prior to coming back last offseason.
In 2017, Hurney’s Panthers finished 11-5 in the NFC South before bowing out during an NFC wild-card matchup against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.