NFL Rumors: Panthers likely to consider Patriots' Nick Caserio for GM opening

Darren Hartwell
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Report: Panthers expected to consider Pats' Caserio for GM job originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Stop us if you've heard this before: Nick Caserio is expected to be a top candidate for an NFL general manager opening.

After the Panthers fired GM Marty Hurney on Monday, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport listed Caserio as one of several candidates Carolina is expected to consider as Hurney's replacement.

Caserio, whose official title is Patriots director of player personnel, has been with New England since 2001 and is the right-hand personnel man to head coach and de facto GM Bill Belichick.

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Caserio has drawn interest from multiple teams in recent years and was a top target of the Texans last offseason before the Patriots filed (and later dropped) tampering charges against Houston.

The Panthers may not be alone in their pursuit of Caserio, either: There have been rumblings about Joe Judge's New York Giants and the Atlanta Falcons considering the 44-year-old Ohio native for their GM openings this offseason.

The Patriots have managed to keep Caserio and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels over the last two years despite increased interest across the league.

But with Tom Brady gone and New England sputtering to its worst record since 2000, it's worth wondering whether Belichick's top assistants finally jump ship in 2021 to advance their careers elsewhere.