Owner and founder of the Carolina Panthers, Jerry Richardson has announced that General Manager Marty Hurney has been relieved of his duties as of this morning. The Panthers are a NFL worst 9-29 since 2010 and their 1-5 this year wasn’t helping anything.
Panthers owner Jerry Richardson statement read:
“This was an extremely difficult decision, 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. I have the greatest respect and admiration for Marty and will always appreciate the way he tirelessly served the organization.”
As part of the statement, Hurney wished the Panthers organization the best:
“I am very fortunate to have been a part of one of the best organizations in the NFL since 1998,” Hurney said. “As General Manager I will always regret not helping us win the Super Bowl or having back-to-back winning seasons. I hope this change starts accomplishing the direction to those goals. I understand this decision by Mr. Richardson and will always have an extremely close relationship with him. I consider him the best owner in the NFL. I am responsible for everybody in coaching, the players, the scouts and everybody in football operations. After six weeks, we are 1-5 coming off a 6-10 season.”