Scott Fitterer, a key part of the Seahawks' front office for two decades, is leaving his hometown team to become the general manager of the Carolina Panthers.
Fitterer, who most recently held the title of vice president of football operations, and before that co-director of player personnel, agreed to terms to become the Panthers GM, the team announced Thursday night.
"We are extremely happy for Scott and Cherish. Scott is going to be an amazing leader for the Carolina Panthers," Seahawks general manager John Schneider said in a statement. "While he will be missed here in Seattle, we are excited for his opportunity. Scott is very talented and his strengths are many: he is a great evaluator of people, an excellent communicator, and a tremendous person. The entire Seahawks family wishes the Fitterers the best."
Fitterer, a Kennedy High School graduate who played baseball and football at UCLA, joined the Seahawks front office as an area scout in 2001, eventually moving into the role of director of college scouting from 2011 to 2014 where he helped Schneider and the rest of the front office assemble some of the best draft classes in franchise history. He then became the co-director of player personnel, working collaboratively with Trent Kirchner, who held the same title, before taking the title of VP of football operations this year.
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