Arizona Cardinals’ long-time legend Adrian Wilson has announced he will be leaving the organization to become the vice president of player personnel with the Carolina Panthers.
A big front office move: The #Panthers are hiring Adrian Wilson as their new VP of Player Personnel, sources tell me and @TomPelissero. The former co-interim GM with the #AZCardinals beefs up the Carolina front office.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 27, 2023
Wilson played with the Cardinals for 12 of the 13 seasons of his NFL career. During this time, Wilson was sent to five Pro Bowls, was a one-time All-Pro, grabbed 27 interceptions, and recorded a franchise second-best 730 solo tackles.
His time in Arizona was so sincere that Wilson even came back in 2015 for one day to retire as a Cardinal.
After retiring, Adrian Wilson began working as a regional scout for the team. From there, he worked his way up, later becoming the Vice President of Professional Scouting in 2021.
There were even rumors that Wilson would become the Cardinals’ new general manager this offseason after Steve Keim departed due to health-related issues.
Unfortunately, opportunities to become the vice president of player personnel do not come around often, leaving Wilson with no other choice.
He posted a goodbye message to the Red Sea, the place he called home for the past 22 years.
Forever #24 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/BbOuWGDIvl
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) February 28, 2023
Forever a Cardinal.