Panthers promote Dan Morgan to general manager

League: NFL

Posted on: 22 Jan, 2024 at 11:51 PM

Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The Carolina Panthers promoted Dan Morgan to president of football operations/general manager on Monday.

Morgan, 45, a former first-round draft pick and Pro Bowl linebacker for the Panthers, had served as assistant GM for the past three seasons.

"Dan has a thorough knowledge of our football personnel and a clear vision to take us where we all want to go," Panthers owner David Tepper said in a statement. "We know he will attack this opportunity with the same intensity he did as a Panthers player."

The Panthers fired Scott Fitterer after their 2-15 season.

Morgan played from 2001-07 for the Panthers, who made him the 11th overall pick of the 2001 NFL Draft out of Miami, where he was an All-American. He won the Nagurski, Butkus and Bednarik awards en route to induction into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2021.

He totaled 390 tackles, five interceptions and seven sacks in 59 games (all starts) for the Panthers, made the 2001 All-Rookie Team, played in Super Bowl XXXVIII in the 2003 season and was a Pro Bowler in 2004.

Morgan worked in the front office of the Seattle Seahawks for seven seasons, rising to director of pro personnel for 2015-17. He was with the Buffalo Bills from 2018-21 as director of player personnel.

In addition to Morgan, Carolina reportedly also interviewed assistant general managers with the Giants (Brandon Brown), Eagles (Alec Halaby), Buccaneers (Mike Greenberg), Saints (Khai Harley) and Colts (Ed Dodds); Chiefs vice president of football operations Brandt Tilis; Ravens VP of football administration Nick Matteo; Raiders interim GM Champ Kelly; and Lions chief operating officer Mike Disner.

--Field Level Media