The Carolina Panthers are hiring Philadelphia Eagles national scout Pat Stewart to be their new director of player personnel, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport. Stewart has a relationship with new Panthers head coach Matt Rhule.
Pat Stewart and Matt Rhule go back to Temple together, and now they both have a heavy hand in football operations with the #Panthers https://t.co/cpllJwyX1z— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 8, 2020
Stewart originally joined the Eagles as a national scout in 2018 after serving the New England Patriots from 2007 though 2017.
The Panthers previously hired former Eagles analyst Taylor Rajack last year to be Carolina’s first-ever director of football analytics. The Panthers also requested an interview with former Eagles vice president football operations Andrew Berry earlier this year but Philly was able to deny it since Berry wasn’t being offered full personnel control. By contrast, the Eagles could not block Berry from taking the Cleveland Browns’ general manger job.
On one hand, it’s good that the Eagles have enviable talents working for them. On the other hand, it’d be nice if they didn’t keep losing them.
Hires like this usually don’t mean much to fans but this was a significant get for Matt Rhule and the @Panthers. This is a long overdue promotion for Pat Stewart. One of the best evaluators and people we’ve ever worked with. https://t.co/HzfWTNIERq— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) May 8, 2020