CHARLOTTE -- Carolina Panthers General Manager Dave Gettleman has been fired with less than two weeks until the opening of training camp.
Team owner Jerry Richardson said Monday in a statement he made the decision after a long evaluation of the team's football operations: "After much thought and a long evaluation of our football operations, I have decided to relieve Dave Gettleman of his duties as general manager. I want to thank Dave for the role he played in our success over the past four seasons. While the timing of this decision is not ideal, a change is needed.”
Gettleman had been Carolina's general manager since 2013. The Panthers were 6-10 last season a year after reaching Super Bowl 50, where they lost to Denver. Carolina had reached the postseason in Gettleman's first three years at the helm.
Gettleman is the second NFL GM to be fired in less than a month. Kansas City fired John Dorsey on June 23.
Reporter Caroline Vandergriff has fan reaction.