Joe Brady is not ready to be an NFL head coach

(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Teddy Bridgewater and Joe Brady
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Joe Brady
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Why Joe Brady needs more time

Being an offensive coordinator is one thing.

But running an NFL team as a head coach is another matter entirely.

Joe Brady has been around some influential figures during his brief career. Learning from the likes of Sean Payton, Ed Orgeron, and Matt Rhule will stand him in good stead once he inevitably becomes the leading man down the line. However, some more time would be highly beneficial before being thrown in at the deep end.

Time is something that isn’t afforded to many NFL coaches.

And Brady is unlikely to pass up the opportunity of a lifetime.

The Carolina Panthers knew that this was going to come at some stage. Progressive young offensive minds such as Brady are always a hot commodity when it’s time for struggling teams to begin their head coaching searches. But they might have been hoping for at least a couple of years before speculation like this mounted.

A contingency plan has undoubtedly been put in place for such an eventuality.

It’s been a whirlwind first season in a prominent coaching role at the next level for Brady, of that there is little doubt. But anyone who has watched the Panthers for a consistent period of time in 2020 knows that the play-caller needs more time before making another big step forward in his professional career.