Panthers interim general manager Marty Hurney‘s contract runs through June of 2018, sources tell Darin Gantt of Pro Football Talk. However, Hurney isn’t a lock to stay in his position until that time, according to Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer.
Hurney, who previously served as Carolina’s top decision-maker from 2002-12, was hired to replace ex-GM Dave Gettleman in June of this year, meaning his contract is for one calendar year. While part of Hurney’s duties as interim GM are to help identify the Panthers’ next general manager, the timeline of his deal indicates he’ll be around for the 2018 draft. Indeed, Hurney has been spotted on college campuses this fall, per Gantt, meaning he’s preparing for next offseason as if he will still be in charge.
In five months as general manager, Hurney has put his own stamp on the Panthers roster. He extended the contract of linebacker Thomas Davis, added incentives to tight end Greg Olsen‘s deal, and — most recently — traded No. 1 wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to the Bills in exchange for third- and seventh-round picks.
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