Predicting the final four Carolina Panthers head coaching candidates

(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) David Tepper
(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) David Tepper /
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Predicting the final four Carolina Panthers head coaching candidates with a second round of interviews set to take place in the coming days.

The Carolina Panthers have officially concluded their first round of head coaching interviews. Kellen Moore’s discussion with those in power was the last such meeting, but multiple reports suggest more conversations are going to take place with potential appointments before anything formal is confirmed.

After being extremely rash in his first hiring process, team owner David Tepper is taking a much more methodical outlook this time around. This was an obvious and necessary change in approach after Matt Rhule’s disastrous three years at the helm.

Carolina’s list will shorten for their second round of interviews. But time is of the essence with important scouting events such as the 2023 Senior Bowl commencing in the very near future.

On this subject, we predicted the final four candidates that could become the Panthers’ next head coach in 2023.

Candidate No. 1

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(Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports) Jim Caldwell /

Carolina Panthers could hire Jim Caldwell

One interview that’s gone relatively overlooked is Jim Caldwell. The former Detroit Lions head coach is a renowned quarterback developer with an offensive background and head coaching experience, which ticks all the boxes of what David Tepper is reportedly looking for in his next hire.

Caldwell’s interview went well according to reports. Something that could lead the Carolina Panthers to bring the experienced figure back for another talk in the not-too-distant future.