Carolina Panthers: Six college coaches the team should consider

Baylor University head coach Matt Rhule (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Baylor University head coach Matt Rhule (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) /
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LSU Tigers football team
LSU Tigers football team (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Joe Brady

One of the more under-the-radar candidates for the Panthers job is LSU’s passing-game coordinator, Joe Brady. After just one season at LSU, Brady transformed Joe Burrow into not only the Heisman Trophy winner, but also one of the most prolific passers in the country, and the likely number-one pick in April’s NFL draft. In just one year, Brady took a LSU offense that ranked outside the top 65 in passing and made them the second-ranked passing offense in the nation.

At just 30 years old, Brady would be the youngest head coach in the NFL; however, he is already showing a skill for scheming elite aerial attacks. He has been in coaching for less than ten years, but has already worked under James Franklin, Sean Payton, and now Ed Orgeron at LSU. Despite his rapid success in coaching, he’s similar to 49ers assistant Mike LaFleur in the fact that they may not be serious head-coaching candidates until they gain experience as offensive coordinators. Regardless, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Panthers give either an interview, nor would it be surprising to see one of them join Carolina’s staff as an offensive coordinator.