Marty Hurney timeline
NFL experience: 25 years
Panthers experience: 15 years
Background: Former sports writer for the Montgomery (Md.) Journal, Washington Star and Washington Times. Joined Washington Redskins public relations department in 1988. Joined San Diego Chargers in 1990 as general manager's assistant.
1998: Hurney hired by Panthers from San Diego Chargers to manage salary cap under head coach Dom Capers and George Seifert. Though Hurney did not have the GM title with Capers or Seifert, he was deeply involved in the draft and personnel matters.
2002: Promoted to general manager which includes overseeing the salary cap while coordinating football operations and managing the team's pro and college scouting. Drafted North Carolina defensive end Julius Peppers with second overall pick in the NFL draft.
2003: Signed free agent running back Stephen Davis and quarterback Jake Delhomme and the Panthers played New England in Super Bowl XXXVIII. Hurney finished second in balloting for NFL Executive of the Year.
2007: Named one of the top 10 executives in professional sports by Forbes.com.
2008: Traded a second and fourth-round pick in 2008 and the Panthers' No. 1 pick in 2009 to draft Jeff Otah 19th overall.
2009: Signed Delhomme to a five-year, $42-million extension. Traded Panthers No. 1 pick in 2010 for two picks in 2009 draft, a second-round selection they used to take Everette Brown 43rd overall, and a fourth-round pick used to take running back/kick returner Mike Goodson.
2010: Panthers released Delhomme, paying him $12 million. Peppers left Carolina, signing a free-agent deal worth $95 million with Chicago Bears. Also, traded the Panthers' 2011 second-round pick to New England for the Patriots' third-round pick in 2010 and used it to draft Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards, who was converted to a receiver/punt returner.
2011: Used the No. 1 overall draft pick to select Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton.
Signed running back DeAngelo Williams to a five-year, $43-million contract extension; defensive end Charles Johnson to a six-year, $72-million extension; linebacker James Anderson to a five-year, $22-million extension; signed free agent tight end Greg Olsen to a four-year, $22-million deal and free agent defensive tackle Ron Edwards to a three-year, $8.25 million contract.
Also, cut veteran kicker John Kasay in favor of Olindo Mare, who got a four-year, $12-million contract.
2012: Signed running back Jonathan Stewart to a five-year, $36.5-million contract extension. Also signed receiver Steve Smith to a three-year, $18-million extension.
First-round draft choices under Hurney:
2002: Julius Peppers, North Carolina
2003: Jordan Gross, Utah
2004: Chris Gamble, Ohio State
2005: Thomas Davis, Georgia
2006: DeAngelo Williams, Memphis
2007: Jon Beason, Miami
2008: Jonathan Stewart, Oregon, Jeff Otah, Pittsburgh
2009: No first-round pick.
2010: No first-round pick.
2011: Cam Newton, Auburn
2012: Luke Kuechly, Boston College
Second-round picks under Hurney:
2002: DeShaun Foster, UCLA
2003: Bruce Nelson, Iowa
2004: Keary Colbert, Southern Cal
2005: Eric Shelton, Louisville
2006: Richard Marshall, Fresno State
2007: Dwayne Jarrett, Southern Cal, Ryan Kalil, Southern Cal
2008: No second-round pick
2009: Everette Brown, Florida State, Sherrod Martin, Troy
2010: Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame
2011: No second-round pick
2012: Amini Silatolu, Midwestern State
Third-round picks under Hurney:
2002: Will Witherspoon, Georgia
2003: Mike Seidman, UCLA; Ricky Manning Jr., UCLA
2004: Travelle Wharton, South Carolina
2005: Evan Mathis, Alabama; Atiyyah Ellison, Missouri.
2006: James Anderson, Va. Tech; Rashad Butler, Miami.
2007: Charles Johnson, Georgia
2008: Charles Godfrey, Iowa; Dan Connor, Penn State.
2009: Corvey Irvin, Georgia
2010: Brandon LaFell, LSU; Armanti Edwards, Appalachian St.
2011: Terrell McClain, South Florida; Sione Fua, Stanford.
2012: No third-round pick.
Panthers regular-season record since Hurney became general manager in 2002: 80-86
Playoff record: 5-3
Compiled by Ron Green Jr.