It’s widely believed that Panthers coach John Fox and G.M. Marty Hurney are lame ducks for the 2010 season.
As it turns out, one is more lame than the other.
Darin Gantt of the Charlotte Observer points out that, while Fox is under contract through the end of the 2010 season, Hurney’s deal expires in June. It’s a common feature in front-office deals, since for them the season actually ends after the draft.
Still, it means that the Panthers could be looking for a new G.M. come June — and that Hurney could be looking for a job.
If the decision to give quarterback Jake Delhomme $20 million guaranteed on a 2009 contract extension will be a factor in the decision-making process, Hurney probably should start taking some of the stuff from his office home now.