4 painful realities for the Carolina Panthers so far this season
By Dean Jones
Joe Brady won’t be around for long
One of the more eye-catching aspects during the season so far has been the fluid offense led by Joe Brady. The Carolina Panthers made a shrewd move by bringing in LSU’s passing coordinator after he played a leading role in their National Championship success, which transformed Joe Burrow from a mid-round prospect into a Heisman Trophy winner and the No. 1 overall pick.
This momentum has transitioned superbly to the next level. Brady has orchestrated the offense well, for the most part. And he seems to be getting the most out of the outstanding weapons at his disposal.
Some of the calls down the stretch have been questioned. But it’s easy to forget this is Brady’s first year in a prominent coaching position in the NFL and he is only going to get better as the years go on.
The problem is, that might not be in Carolina.
Brady is already being tipped for a possible head coaching job as early as the 2021 season. Offensive coaches are still all the rage around the league and it would be hard for someone to look at his accomplishments and not think he is ready for the next step.
The Panthers would undoubtedly fight with all they have to keep hold of Brady. However, if the right offer came along they’d be looking for a new offensive guru next spring.