7 potential new head coaches the Panthers should already be thinking about

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Carolina Panthers should monitor Brian Flores

Brian Flores is still moving forward with his lawsuit against the NFL which Carolina Panthers’ defensive backs Steve Wilks has also joined. But it would be a surprise if some head coaching interest doesn’t come his way next year.

His reputation in league circles remains first class and Mike Tomlin wasted little time in snapping Flores up for the Pittsburgh Steelers until a better offer comes along sooner rather than later.

Flores is a no-nonsense individual who comes from the Bill Belichick coaching tree, so he knows what a winning organization looks like. His 24-25 record with the Dolphins wasn’t exactly world-beating, but it represented real progress when one looks at the state of things before his appointment.

It takes a significant sense of bravery to do what Flores has done this offseason. And make no mistake, some players and coaches throughout history have been blackballed from the NFL for taking such a stand.

Whether this comes around for Flores has yet to be determined. But if the Carolina Panthers are looking for a new man to lead them in 2023, then they’d be wise to place a call in his direction.

Flores might rub some players up the wrong way, according to reports from Miami. However, this tough love is exactly what some of the Panthers need based on the lack of accountability witnessed during another five-win campaign in 2021.