Despite the poor record of the Carolin Panthers two years ago, they don’t plan to move on from Matt Rhule, their head coach.
Two years ago, the Carolina Panthers hired Matt Rhule to replace Ron Rivera as their long-serving head coach. Given his college success, he was welcomed with great fanfare. Rhule is now at 10-22 in the NFL after two years. His job is not at risk despite all this.
According to ESPN’s Jeremy FowlerRhule is expected to be retained by the Panthers as head coach going into next season. Fowler adds that Rhule is looking for an offensive coordinator.
According to reports, the Panthers will retain Matt Rhule in 2022 as their head coach
Carolina has an offensive coordinator vacancy after Rhule fired Joe Brady during the team’s bye week. It was somewhat surprising, given that Brady was the passing-game coordinator for the National Champion LSU Tigers in 2019, and had received interest from the NFL to become a head coach.
Rhule was a solid coach at Temple (2013-16), and Baylor (2017-19), with an overall record 47-43. This made him a strong candidate for the NFL, where he was closely associated with the New York Giants. However, he met David Tepper, Panthers’ owner, and was given a seven-year, $62million contract. The Giants chose to not match the Giants’ reportedly..
The Panthers have struggled with the offensive side, with running back Christian McCaffrey being out for extended periods of play due to multiple injuries and their quarterback carousel. Carolina has not been able to find a solid signal-caller option, with Teddy Bridgewater signing for 2020 and Sam Darnold’s trade for 2021.
Despite the struggle, all indications point to Rhule’s return in 2022.