Should the Carolina Panthers consider Ken Dorsey as head coach?

(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) Ken Dorsey and Cam Newton
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Could the Carolina Panthers look towards Ken Dorsey for their next head coach if team owner David Tepper doesn’t extend Steve Wilks?

The mission of this article is not to discredit or disregard the valid candidacy of Steve Wilks to become head coach of the Carolina Panthers. The interim has proven himself to own the heart of the locker room and the men that put their bodies on the line.

It’s not out of pocket to say that he should be considered the leading candidate for the gig. But he’s still a candidate, not the only one. That means it is indubitably worth exploring other qualified prospects for the post, as well.

Introducing, Ken Dorsey.

Dorsey essentially rewrote the major statistical record books during his college career at Miami, also finishing as the winningest quarterback in the storied history of one of college football’s perennial powerhouses. Not to mention bringing a National Championship to South Beach with a victory in the 2002 Rose Bowl.

That player arc indicates a few things that are foundational building blocks for how Dorsey’s ascended within the NFL coaching hierarchy, and how he could bring a new approach to the ever-evolving formula to finding success in the league.

This would be a solid hire, albeit risky. It’s also in keeping with reports suggesting David Tepper is leaning toward an offensive-minded coach with proven credentials.

But is Dorsey worth considering? Let’s examine this further.