Seahawks VP of Football Operations Scott Fitterer will leave to be the Panthers GM, per reports.
The Seahawks extended general manager John Schneider earlier this week. This meant that any Seattle exec hoping her might leave so they could take his place needed to look elsewhere if they were wanting to be an NFL general manager. This included Seattle Vice President of Football Operations Scott Fitterer. On Thursday, the Carolina Panthers (a real NFL team, I promise!) reportedly offered Fitterer the position of general manager with their team.
And it’s not like Fitterer doesn’t deserve a chance of being a general manager somewhere. Heck, he’s been involved in the Seahawks front office since 2001 and is probably way past a chance to be a GM. Now he will get his chance but it just won’t be with Seattle.
I hope that Fitterer does a fantastic job with the Panthers. I never will hope that under his watching eye that Carolina will beat Seattle, but like the rest of us mere mortals hoping for a chance at promotion, Fitterer has waited and waited and waited for his chance. So why would I wish him ill-will? I wouldn’t.
Scott Fitterer’s future success
Fitterer has once and again proved that he is committed to a team and how to improve it and that he isn’t simply looking for the next potentially great thing. Carolina is getting a good guy in Fitterer and one that will truly be committed to making the team better. Every NFL team should wish for a guy like Fitterer.
What we do not know is how Fitterer’s absence will affect the Seahawks. There is a good chance his value to the team has been undervalued and Carolina is going to learn just how valuable he is. That is good for the Panthers and not so great for the Seahawks.