Carolina Panthers’ executive Marty Hurney is out as general manager, according to a report on the NFL’s website. Hurney had been running the team since 2002.
“This was an extremely difficult decision,” Panthers owner Jerry Richardson said. “”Marty made every effort to bring success to the Panthers and took the team to a Super Bowl and two NFC championship games. Unfortunately, we have not enjoyed the success we hoped for in recent years.”
Indeed they haven’t. Though the Panthers made it to the Super Bowl following the 2003 season, they’ve only been to the playoffs twice since then. In 2010, the team went 2-14 to net them the top pick in the 2011 NFL Draft—where they drafted Cam Newton—but after a 6-10 season last year the team is just 1-5 this season.