Former Panthers Executive Interviewing With Once-Proud Franchise

Former Panthers executive Sumai Suleiman is interviewing with the Patriots
Former Panthers executive Sumai Suleiman is interviewing with the Patriots / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Former Carolina Panthers executive Samir Suleiman is reportedly interviewing with the New England Patriots for a position in the front office.

Suleiman served as the Panthers' Vice President of Football Affairs before being let go after the 2-15 campaign. He began as the Director of Player Negotiations and Salary Cap Manager in 2020 before being promoted.

Well-regarded around the NFL, Suleiman is expected to be a highly-coveted executive around the league whether he lands the Patriots job or not.

Panthers News: Former Executive Samir Suleiman Interviewing for Patriots Job

While Carolina elected to move in a different direction as they remake the franchise, Suleiman has years of experience and was instrumental in working out contracts with key players, notably signing Haason Reddick.

With experience in player evaluation, contract negotiation, and salary cap oversight, he's been a top general manager candidate over the last few seasons. We'll see if Suleiman lands the job. If he doesn't, it likely won't take him long to find employment.

The Panthers have undergone significant changes. Head coach Dave Canales is now leading the team and the organization reworked the offensive supporting cast in the 2024 NFL Draft to further support QB Bryce Young.

After the NFC South proved to be one of the league's worst divisions, Carolina's brass has to feel good about the possibility of competing in 2024-25. Suleiman helped build the roster to this point though he won't see the fruits of his labor. Nonetheless, his impact can be felt throughout the franchise.

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