CHARLOTTE – Scott Fitterer was not the first candidate the Panthers spoke to.
It was clear that he was making an impression that lasted.
The Panthers have offered the Seahawks’ vice president of football operations the team’s role as general manager.
The Panthers interviewed Fitterer at video conference Monday, the final day of the 15 preliminary interviews for the position.
He was back for a personal interview on Wednesday, the last of the last four to meet for the second time with head coach Matt Rhule and owner David Tepper in person.
Fitterer has been with the Seahawks since 2001
A former two-sports player in college (UCLA and LSU), Fitterer spent three years as a pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization before shoulder problems ended his baseball career.
From there, he got a job with the Giants (New York, not San Francisco) as a part-time scout and joined the Seahawks in 2001, working his way up through their college scout department.
(this story will be updated)