4 dream candidates for the Panthers’ vacant QB coach job

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What candidates should be considered for the Carolina Panthers’ next QB coach?

There could be some major changes behind the scenes with the Carolina Panthers this offseason. They are already looking for a new general manager after owner David Tepper decided to fire Marty Hurney and the organization is now beginning the search for a new quarterbacks’ coach after Jake Peetz was appointed the new offensive coordinator at LSU.

This represents something of a blow to the Carolina Panthers, with the franchise also bracing itself for the departure of their offensive coordinator Joe Brady after the progressive young coach is reportedly shining during his head coaching interviews with the Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons this week. A double-whammy like this is not the easiest thing to recover from, especially when one considers the questions surrounding the position.

Head coach Matt Rhule has no doubt prepared for every eventuality. But there might be a whole new offensive mindset coming to the Panthers in 2021 that would see cries to select a signal-caller in the upcoming NFL Draft even louder.

Let’s take a look at four dream candidates for Carolina to consider.

Candidate No. 1

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Randy Hedberg

Randy Hedberg might be a name something out of the left field. But there is a method behind our madness with this particular candidate.

The Panthers might be on the lookout for a quarterback of the future in the 2021 NFL Draft. With Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields and Zach Wilson set to be off the board, the next best signal-caller is North Dakota State’s phenom Trey Lance.

This is where Hedberg comes in.

He worked closely with Lance during his time as a quarterbacks coach at NDSU, which makes Hedburg the perfect man to bring the projected first-round pick’s game on once he gets to the pros.

This would be a damning indictment of Teddy Bridgewater‘s future with the franchise. But there is no room for sentiment where the NFL is concerned and the doubts are there for all to see.