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Seahawks VP of Football operations Scott Fitterer is set to interview for Panthers GM job

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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll made it clear in Monday’s presser that Seahawks OC  Brian Schottenheimer and DC Ken Norton are most likely coming back for the 2021 season.

But that doesn’t mean every single staff member will be back next season.

On Tuesday, ESPN's Senior NFL insider Adam Schefter reported that Seahawks VP of Football Operations Scott Fitterer is set to interview for the Carolina Panthers vacant GM spot this Wednesday.

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The interview is supposed to happen over Zoom.

Fitterer has interviewed for GM positions in the past, but the Panthers are the first known team to really express interest.

He has been with the Seahawks organization since 2001 and has been working his way up the ladder ever since, being promoted to VP of football operations just this last year.

Another name from the Seahawks that is receiving interview requests is their passing game coordinator Dave Canales, who has already interviewed for the Vanderbilt OC job on Sunday, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

Canales has been with Carroll and the staff since he was hired by the Seahawks back in 2010, where he first started out as a quality control coach on offense.

After that, he became the assistant quarterbacks coach before moving to the wide receivers in 2015 until 2018 where he became Seattle’s quarterback coach.

 

In his first season as passing game coordinator, Seattle finished 16th in passing yards and was sixth in passing DVOA. Russell Wilson also threw for a career-best 40 touchdowns this season.

Seahawks quarterback coach Austin Davis may just move up the ranks if Canales leaves and takes the job at Vanderbilt, but we will have to wait and see what his next move is with that.