When Fox was fired I had hoped and said they should have gotten rid of Hurney, too. Article seems to indicate JR didn't want to pay Hurney's salary and pay another GM too (which I can believe after JR's comments about paying out Fox and another head coach too, dooming us to a lame duck season). Yippee.
While I don't doubt that JR didn't like the idea of paying two coaches salaries for a year, I wonder how much he liked paying Jake to QB the Cleavland Browns, or Williams to be underutilized as a RB or any of the other numerous examples of terribly expensive decisions noted in that article.
Point being, JR would be miles ahead right now if he just cut his losses with Hurney and they parted ways.
A new GM might not have a lot of leeway until some of these contracts run their course, but in the meantime the Panthers can start the healing process and not worry about more knuckle headed contracts hitting their bottom line.