There’s yet one more signal that Carolina Panthers proprietor David Tepper will not try to land New England Patriots head coach Invoice Belichick this offseason after Tepper fired Frank Reich on Nov. 27.
For a bit revealed Wednesday, NFL insider Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reported that he has “talked to individuals across the league who imagine the Panthers will go together with a younger offensive coach for his or her subsequent head coach.”
Particularly, Fowler named Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson (37), Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Brian Johnson (36), Houston Texans coordinator Bobby Slowik (36) and Miami Dolphins coordinator Frank Smith (42) as potential candidates for the full-time Carolina gig.
Ben Volin of the Boston Globe and former Panthers star quarterback Cam Newton beforehand linked Belichick with the Carolina opening amid quite a few rumors suggesting that Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft will wish to go in a distinct route this winter along with his group at 2-10. Volin talked about that “Carolina is a brief flight to Belichick’s properties in Nantucket and Florida.” Volin additionally identified that Tepper is “a $20B hedge fund supervisor who may pay Belichick handsomely and simply minimize a verify to make any upgrades to the group that Belichick deems needed.”
Charlotte Observer columnist Scott Fowler later predicted that Tepper will in the end select a “typical hotshot younger offensive coordinator” to attempt to get probably the most out of quarterback Bryce Younger, the primary general choose of this yr’s draft. Jeremy Fowler indicated Scott Fowler can be proved proper.
“There can be a stage of shock in some league circles if proprietor David Tepper didn’t go offense,” Jeremy Fowler continued on Wednesday.
In response to ESPN stats, Younger enters Week 14 ranked twenty eighth within the NFL out of 29 certified gamers with a 31.4 adjusted QBR on the season. Tepper however seems committed to backing Younger by means of at the least one other marketing campaign, and it is unclear if Belichick would have any curiosity in teaching the 22-year-old.
Detroit’s Ben Johnson has reportedly already been warned by some inside the Panthers “about how difficult it has been” working for the group this season. That declare emerged earlier than Joseph Person and Dianna Russini of The Athletic touched upon the “Starvation Video games” tradition that allegedly concerned some Carolina workers members “textual content messaging Tepper behind Reich’s again about points they noticed with the group.”
It is tough to think about Belichick, who turns 72 in April 2024, tolerating such a piece setting at this stage of his life for any amount of cash.