Philly might lose another part of their scouting department to Carolina.
The Carolina Panthers are requesting to interview Philadelphia Eagles assistant director of player personnel Ian Cunningham for their assistant general manager position, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
This is hardly the first time the Panthers have shown interest in poaching a member of Philly’s front office. Carolina hired former Eagles national scout Pat Stewart last year to be their director of player personnel.
The Panthers previously hired former Eagles analyst Taylor Rajack in 2019 to be Carolina’s director of football analytics. The Panthers also requested a general manager interview with former Eagles vice president football operations Andrew Berry, who ended up being hired by the Cleveland Browns instead.
Speaking in his post-season press conference, team owner Jeffrey Lurie bragged that the Eagles have “about five people in our organization that right now I could project that will be general managers in this league.” Cunningham was the second name he mentioned from a group of employees, right after Eagles vice president of player personnel Andy Weidl.
Cunningham is listed fourth under Weidl, director of player personnel/senior defensive assistant Jeremiah Washburn, and senior football advisor Tom Donahoe in the scouting department section on the Eagles’ official website.
We’ll soon see if the Eagles end up losing Cunningham or not. Buffalo Bills director of player personnel Dan Morgan is also said to be in the running for the Panthers’ opening.