4 major observations from the Carolina Panthers hiring Ejiro Evero

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Carolina Panthers might not have Ejiro Evero for long

Although there is a real sense of excitement about what Ejiro Evero can bring to the Carolina Panthers, it might not be for long. The respected coach is rapidly emerging as a future head coaching candidate, holding interviews with numerous teams throughout this latest cycle without quite doing enough to secure a top job.

If Evero can get a tune out of Carolina’s young and talented defense, there will be plenty of teams giving him a call during the 2024 head coaching carousel. What’s important for the Panthers is making the most out of his time with the organization, however long it lasts.

This looks like a win-win for all parties. It allows Evero to build his ever-growing reputation with a defense that appears more than ready to take the next step, while Carolina gets one of the best young coordinators in the business during the first season of Frank Reich’s reign.

If Evero stays with Carolina for two seasons, they’ll receive a third-round draft selection in the event he does get a head coaching job. However, whether he’ll make it that far down the line remains to be seen.

This proves above all else that the Panthers are serious about winning immediately under Reich. Evero represents someone that can make an instant difference, even if it’s likely to be a short-term arrangement rather than a long-term stay with the franchise.