Carolina Panthers must act fast to land Jerry Reese as GM

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The Carolina Panthers need to move quickly in pursuit of Jerry Reese.

Who becomes the next general manager of the Carolina Panthers has a big job on their hands. Owner David Tepper fired Marty Hurney one week ago as he looks for a more analytical approach in keeping with what head coach Matt Rhule is trying to install at the franchise. And there is a solid foundation from which to build a possible contender in the future.

However, the Carolina Panthers need to act quickly if they want to secure their desired target. There has been plenty of speculation linking Jerry Reese with the role in the immediate aftermath of Hurney’s departure. But there are some other teams also leading the charge for the front office figure who enjoyed a phenomenal amount of success during his time with the New York Giants.

According to multiple reports on Sunday, Reese recently interviewed for the vacant general manager position at the Jacksonville Jaguars, who look set to secure the No. 1 overall selection and Clemson’s quarterback sensation Trevor Lawrence in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Although Carolina is a better proposition for someone like Reese, the prospect of building around a generational talent such as Lawrence would be hard for anyone to turn down.

Tepper didn’t accumulate his wealth by waiting for things to come to him. He has probably already identified persons of interest regarding the role and if Reese is one of those, expect Carolina to conduct an interview at the earliest possible opportunity.