Cardinals, Quentin Harris Part Ways

A recent candidate for general manager jobs, Quentin Harris had spent the bulk of his career as a Cardinals executive. The veteran personnel man is now out in Arizona.

The Cardinals parted ways with Harris, according to CBS Sports’ Jonathan Jones. Harris had most recently served as the franchise’s VP of player personnel. The 46-year-old staffer had been with the Cardinals since 2008.

Harris had interviewed for multiple GM jobs recently, meeting with the Giants about the position that went to Joe Schoen and speaking with the Titans regarding the role that went to Ran Carthon. The Cards interviewed Harris for their GM job as well, doing so after he had finished the 2022 season as a co-GM of sorts alongside Adrian Wilson. The two filled in for Steve Keim, whose leave of absence before led to a departure.

The Cardinals had Harris on staff before Keim’s GM tenure started, hiring the former NFL defensive back as a scout. The Cardinals had initially identified Harris as a UDFA out of Syracuse back in 2002; Harris spent four seasons with the Cards, teaming with Wilson in the Arizona secondary in the 2000s. Both Harris and Wilson, who left for a Carolina front office post in 2023, are now out of the picture in Arizona.

Reorganizations of this sort are not uncommon in situations involving a new regime. The Cardinals had kept Harris on during multiple GM tenures, but they had previously promoted from within to fill the GM post. The franchise shifted course in 2023, hiring Monti Ossenfort and assistant GM Dave Sears from elsewhere. That naturally moved the holdover staffers onto shakier ground, and Harris is now available to pursue gigs elsewhere.

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