Panthers Keeping Options Open With No. 8 Pick, Following Sam Darnold Trade | Beaufort County Now | Scott Fitterer is only a couple of months into being an NFL general manager, but he’s already got the poker aspect of it down pat when it comes to the draft. | carolina panthers, keeping options open, sam darnold, trade, nfl draft, april 7, 2021

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Panthers Keeping Options Open With No. 8 Pick, Following Sam Darnold Trade

Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of ESPN. The author of this post is David Newton.


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Scott Fitterer is only a couple of months into being an NFL general manager, but he's already got the poker aspect of it down pat when it comes to the draft.

    Asked if he's finished at quarterback after the Carolina Panthers traded with the New York Jets for 2018 first-round pick Sam Darnold on Monday, Fitterer might as well have been wearing a pair of dark sunglasses with a cap pulled down as far as it will go to make sure he didn't give away signals of what's next.

    "This doesn't take us out of anything in the draft," said Fitterer, hired on Jan. 14 after spending the previous 19 years in various capacities for the Seattle Seahawks. "It doesn't take us out of taking a quarterback, it doesn't take us out of taking any position.

    "We wanted to get to a place where the roster was in a good spot, and we could take the best available player at No. 8. We could always move up, and we could always move back, but this puts us in a position to make the right football decision for this team moving forward."

    [ ... ]

    Read the full article HERE on ESPN.



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