Carolina Panthers Make Big Change On Offense
The Carolina Panthers made a big change on offense this week.
Less than 24 hours after LSU defeated Clemson to win the National Championship, the team’s offensive guru Joe Brady announced he was leaving.
Brady will become the new offensive coordinator for Matt Rhule and the Panthers.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, the deal makes Brady the league’s young offensive coordinator.
The deal is done and the worst-kept secret in college football is out. After a complex negotiation, Joe Brady joins the #Panthers. https://t.co/kvAg4MtrvN
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 14, 2020
Brady will work alongside Baylor’s Phil Snow, who will join Carolina as the team’s defensive coordinator.
Snow and Rhule originally linked up in 2013 at Temple and have worked together ever since then.
Brady started his career off as a grad assistant Penn State in 2015. Then he became an offensive assistant for the New Orleans Saints, before ultimately ending up at LSU.
As recently as Saturday Brady was saying that he intended to stay in Baton Rouge. He and LSU had recently agreed to a contract extension that would have paid him nearly $1 million annually.
Brady is considered one of the central figures in Heisman winner Joe Burrow’s emergence as a generational talent this past season. Prior to joining forces with Brady, Burrow struggled to find the field at Ohio State.
A recent Broyles Award recipient, Brady will now look to make a name for himself in the NFL.
It remains to be seen how Brady will ultimately utilize running back Christian McCaffrey, widely recognized as one of the league’s most dangerous offensive weapons.
In addition to that, Brady will need to figure out what to do at quarterback as the Panthers attempt to chart a path forward with Cam Newton, Kyle Allen and Will Grier.
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