7 offensive-minded head coaching candidates the Panthers must target

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Carolina Panthers must consider Ken Dorsey

The Buffalo Bills look like the force we all thought they would be before the campaign. This stings for Carolina Panthers fans given how many former players, coaches, and front-office personnel have turned the AFC East team from also-rans into Super Bowl favorites in double-quick time.

This is likely to come with plenty of interview requests for Ken Dorsey when the time comes. The Bills’ offensive coordinator is going to be a hot commodity if things continue in a similar fashion throughout 2022, with his previous connection to the Panthers something that could lead to a sensational return to Carolina in 2023.

Dorsey spent time working under Ron Rivera as the team’s quarterbacks coach from 2013-17. This was the time Cam Newton was at the peak of his powers and Carolina enjoyed one of their most productive spells in franchise history that almost came with the elusive first Super Bowl triumph in 2015.

Of all the candidates set to get interviews, Dorsey will be coveted more than most. This has a detrimental impact on Carolina’s chances of tempting the respected coach to the organization in its current state.

If Dorsey has multiple offers on the table, it’s unlikely the Panthers will be his first choice despite his previous connection to the franchise. Therefore, it’s vital Carolina becomes an attractive destination for him or anyone else before the interview process commences.

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