This seems like an odd thing for a GM to tell a free agent he just made an offer to, but according to Hakeem Nicks that is exactly what happened in Carolina.
Here are the quotes courtesy of NFL.com.
Although Nicks drew plenty of interest from his hometown Panthers, he told The Charlotte Observer that Carolina general manager Dave Gettleman agreed that Indianapolis offered a better situation for the wide receiver.
“Yeah they made an offer when I talked to Dave Gettleman,” Nicks said. “But you know it just didn’t pan out the right way. I feel like this is the best fit for me.
“After talking to Gettleman, I think he agreed that this was the best situation for me, too, even though they made the offer. Like I said, I feel like I made the best decision and I’m ready to make the best of it.”
Everyone is still waiting to see exactly what the Panthers plan is for getting Cameron some Wide Receivers, hopefully they have one.