The Carolina Panthers are busy this offseason with personnel moves that don’t involve players.
The Panthers have interviewed 13 candidates to replace former General Manager Marty Hurney, including in-house candidates Samir Suleiman, who is currently salary cap manager, and director of player personnel Pat Stewart, according to a report by Darin Gantt of panthers.com.
Carolina will also have to replace at least two coaches, and maybe a third. Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting Atlanta held a virtual interview with Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady regarding the Falcons’ head coaching position on Thursday.
Two Panthers assistants have already been hired away. Quarterbacks coach Jake Peetz has taken the offensive coordinator’s position at LSU, and DJ Mangas is also bound for LSU as the passing game coordinator, according to ESPN.com.
The Advocate’s Brooks Kubena is reporting Peetz agreed to a two-year contract that will pay him $1.2 million in 2021 and $1.3 million in 2022, plus a bonus of $150,000. Mangas’ two year deal will pay him $400,000 per year, per the same report.
Carolina is coming off a 5-11 record under head coach Matt Rhule, who signed a seven-year, $62 million contract in 2020, according to NFL.com.