The #Panthers will interview #Colts assistant general manager Ed Dodds for their vacant GM job today, source said. A key interview for Carolina, as Dodds is one of the rising personnnel people in the NFL.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 6, 2021
Dodds was initially expected to be a key candidate of interest for Carolina regarding the team’s general manager vacancy, and the Panthers franchise requested the Colts’ permission to interview him earlier this week.
It’s somewhat intriguing that the Carolina Panthers head coach is now Matt Rhule, who was once one of the ‘outside-the-box’ head coaching candidates that Colts general manager Chris Ballard initially wanted to interview in 2018.
In any event, losing Dodds would be a significant loss to the Colts scouting and football operations departments—as he’s been highly regarded for his prospect/player evaluation therein—as Ballard’s undisputed ‘right hand man’.
Dodds arrived in Indianapolis during 2017, having previously served as the Seattle Seahawks Senior Executive Personnel Director (2015-2017) and a longtime national scout.
In league circles, he’s been widely considered a top GM candidate for the past few seasons and an up-and-comer given his impressive scouting acumen.
It’s also worth noting that Colts director of college scouting Morocco Brown interviewed for the Atlanta Falcons general manager opening on Tuesday.
Along with defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus drawing head coaching interest, the Colts have some highly sought after league personnel members these days—which a successful season typically does.