4 potential landing spots for former Panthers OC Joe Brady in 2022

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With the coaching carousel turning, what landing spots could potentially be a fit for former Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady?

The Carolina Panthers made a big call to fire offensive coordinator Joe Brady midway through the bye week. This didn’t come with any real improvements with Jeff Nixon calling the shots, but it did provide head coach Matt Rhule with some brief breathing space before eventually opting to move forward with more NFL experience in Ben McAdoo following a successful interview process.

Brady’s decline was steep. He went from receiving head coaching interviews last year to being cast aside by the Panthers in a matter of months and although he’s reportedly keen on remaining in the NFL, it hasn’t with any concrete offers as yet.

There has been a substantial amount of movement on the coaching front across the league in recent weeks. And more might be coming in the not-too-distant future with some high-profile vacancies still in need of filling.

With this in mind, here are four potential landing spots that would undoubtedly entice Brady in 2022.

Potential landing spots for former Carolina Panthers OC Joe Brady

Landing Spot No. 1

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New Orleans Saints

With Sean Payton announcing his departure from the New Orleans Saints, there could be an opportunity for Joe Brady to make a return to an organization where he’s worked previously as an assistant. This would obviously not be in a head coaching role given what’s recently transpired, but any incoming appointment might decide to shake things up with new coordinators.

This would no doubt interest Brady, who ran a similar scheme to Payton’s – although far more basic – during his stint with the Carolina Panthers. Although things ended on a sour note, he is reportedly still highly regarded in league circles and if the Saints come calling, it might be a good fit with an element of stability for players on offense.

Obviously, there are some dominoes to fall before this comes off. But it’s something to keep a close eye on.