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Panthers name Brandt Tilis Executive VP of Football Operations

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CHARLOTTE — The Panthers have made another significant addition to their front office as they build toward the future.

The team has hired former Chiefs executive Brandt Tilis as their new Executive Vice President of Football Operations.

The football executive management team will be led by new Panthers President of Football Operations/General Manager Dan Morgan.

Tilis will be responsible for all football administration and non-coaching matters related to operations, equipment, video, and analytics, among other areas. He will also lead player contract negotiations, compliance with the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement and league rules, salary cap management, and maintenance and labor administration.

Tilis, who was Kansas City's lead contract negotiator, adds an analytical approach to the cap and contracts to a mix of experienced personnel men as they move forward alongside new head coach Dave Canales.

"It's great to add Brandt and his experience to our organization," Morgan said. "He comes from a championship-caliber team in Kansas City and will play a lead role in our front office. We are looking forward to getting him here and working together to build this team."

Tilis has spent the last 14 seasons with the Chiefs and the last three as vice president of football operations.

He has been their lead contract negotiator since 2017 and worked to create a structure that allowed them to give quarterback Patrick Mahomes a record-breaking 10-year, $450 million contract extension in 2020.

Director of Football Administration Brandt Tilis during the Kansas City Chiefs Monday practice at the Miami Dolphins Training Facility on January 27, 2020.