Panthers waiting on Super Bowl LVII to fill their OC position?
On Friday night, the Carolina Panthers hired Josh McKeown as their new quarterback coach. But why are they hiring a quarterback coach when they don’t even have an offensive coordinator yet?
Well, that’s because they’re probably waiting for the official end of the season.
Measuring Carolina’s height coaching staff V new report from saturdayJoe Persona Athletic noted that the Panthers, along with several other teams, may be waiting for Super Bowl LVII to make their next move. Person, who also suggests Philadelphia Eagles quarterback coach Brian Johnson might be a better choice for Carolina head coach Frank Reich, writes:
Philadelphia offensive coordinator Shane Steichen, who interviewed for the Panthers’ head coaching position, is believed by many in league circles to be the next Colts coach. If that happens, Eagles coach Nick Sirianni will likely promote Johnson to offensive coordinator.
Johnson’s work with Jalen Hurts makes him attractive to a team like the Panthers, who may finally draft a top 10 quarterback this year. But if Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon gets a job with the Cardinals, he’ll almost certainly try to bring Johnson along to coach Kyler Murray.
Johnson, a stated purpose former acting head coach Steve Wilks also helped lead the Hurts to a campaign MVP in the NFL’s third-highest-scoring offense. So he obviously has a lot of opportunities ahead of him.
But what if the opportunity he chooses isn’t in Charlotte?
Persona added that Jacksonville Jaguars passing game coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, who interviewed the team last week, could be next in line.
May the dominoes begin to fall soon. . .
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