The Buffalo Bills are losing a fast-rising executive, as Dan Morgan is headed back to the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers announced that they’ve hired Morgan as their new Assistant General Manager on Saturday afternoon.
It’s a touching reunion for the Panthers and Morgan, who was their first-round draft choice in 2001. Morgan was part of the defensive unit that took the team to Super Bowl XXXVIII, before injuries ultimately caused the end to his career.
After retiring in 2008, Morgan joined the Seattle Seahawks as an intern in 2010. He worked his way up the chain to Director of Pro Personnel with them, then joined the Bills as their Director of Player Personnel in 2018.
In joining the Panthers, Morgan will also be reunited with their GM, Scott Fitterer. Fitterer was in the Seahawks’ front office at the same time as Morgan, making this a natural pairing.
It’ll be tough to see Morgan leave, but that’s what happens when a team builds a staff of smart, fast-rising executive talent. The Bills still have Joe Schoen as Assistant GM, Malik Boyd as Director of Pro Personnel, and Terrance Grey as Director of College Scouting. Brian Gaine, former GM of the Houston Texans, is also a Senior Personnel Advisor. The team could promote Gaine to Morgan’s position, or consider promoting one of Boyd or Grey and upping Lake Dawson, their current Assistant Director of College Scouting.