Panthers Fire GM Dave Gettleman After Four Seasons

Panthers Fire GM Dave Gettleman After Four Seasons

Panthers Fire GM Dave Gettleman After Four Seasons

This year, it has not been a good one for general managers around the league. Then the Kansas City Chiefs moved on from John Dorsey.

The Panthers join the Bills, Chiefs and Redskins as those who opted to part ways with their GMs after the draft.

The Panthers start training camp in eight days.

A wild calendar year for the Carolina Panthers became even more wild on Monday when the team announced the unexpected and wildly surprising termination of general manager Dave Gettleman.

After making and losing the Super Bowl to the Denver Broncos in 2015, the Panthers struggled in 2016, following up a 15-1 campaign with a 6-10 season.

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Gettleman took over prior to the 2013 season and helped assemble a roster that ventured to three straight playoff brackets, winning all three AFC South titles in that span and booking a berth in Super Bowl 50.

While there has been some postseason success since '13, there have also been some bumps along the way.

Gettleman was a no-nonsense leader and some of his moves were unpopular, including parting with wide receiver Steve Smith, one of the most popular players in franchise history, in 2014.

This offseason, Gentleman and the Carolina Panthers were extremely busy during free agency when it came to revamping the offensive line and the secondary.

Plus, they just used another first-round pick on running back Christian McCaffrey to pair with Jonathan Stewart, so they didn't need him anyway.

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