The Carolina Panthers find themselves at a crossroads entering the 2024 offseason. After a disastrous 2-15 campaign, owner David Tepper cleaned house, firing both head coach Matt Rhule and general manager Scott Fitterer. The Panthers now embark on a full rebuild, seeking a new coach and GM to lead them into the future.

Tepper hopes to make a splash hire at GM to jumpstart the rebuilding process. The new lead decision-maker will be the seventh general manager in franchise history, following the likes of Marty Hurney, Dave Gettleman, and others. With North Carolina sports betting launching next season, speculation already swirls around the betting odds for Carolina’s next GM on sites like BetMGM North Carolina.

Top Candidates Emerge

Several assistant GMs around the league have emerged as top candidates for the Panthers’ vacancy. Ed Dodds of the Indianapolis Colts (+500), Champ Kelly of the Las Vegas Raiders (+600), and Alec Halaby of the Philadelphia Eagles (+600) lead the way. Other contenders include Tampa Bay’s Mike Greenberg (+700), Kansas City’s Brandt Tilis (+900), and Baltimore’s Nick Matteo (+900).

Rounding out the field are internal candidate and current assistant GM Dan Morgan (+1200) and New Orleans Saints executive Khai Harley (+1200). Early North Carolina sports betting promos and apps will surely offer attractive odds on these GM candidates.

Challenges Await New GM

The new Panthers GM inherits a roster bereft of elite talent after consecutive lackluster seasons. He must catalyze a rebuild despite lacking a first-round pick in 2023. Skill positions sorely need upgrades on both sides of the ball.

Still, the chance to control an entire NFL front office doesn’t come along often. Tepper hopes the allure of such an opportunity will attract the perfect candidate to spearhead the Panthers’ sweeping changes. As sports betting launches in North Carolina next season with apps and promos, the franchise reshapes itself to compete in a new era.

✅ Fact Checked on January 18, 2024 by Ken Weaver