Carolina Panthers fired offensive coordinator Joe Brady, after 28 disappointing games as a play caller
The Carolina Panthers are in their goodbye week, but delivered the big news shortly after kick-off in 1pm. window on Sunday, fired offensive coordinator Joe Brady.
The news of Brady being fired was first reported by James Palmer of NFL Media.
Brady came to much fanfare as one of the first to be hired by head coach Matt Rhule ahead of the 2020 campaign, in large part due to his impact on full-back development Joe Burrow after winning the national championship at LSU.
However, Brady, 32, has instead had an extremely conflicting tenure at Carolina, failing to live up to expectations as the next youth coach following in the footsteps of attacking pros like Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay.
The Panthers Fired Joe Brady After Less Than Two Seasons
Through the first 12 games of the season, Brady’s Panthers are 28th in the league, while averaging just 308.7 yards per game. Carolina’s offense regressed after finishing last season, placing 18th in the NFL, averaging 349.5 yards per competition.
The Panthers had hoped that Brady’s influence would help revive the career of former first-round pick, Sam Darnold, acquired through a deal with the New York Jets this season. However, the familiar revenue troubles and conflicts that have plagued Darnold since his college days at USC persist.
In nine games, before being substituted for PJ Walker and then Cam Newton, Darnold completed only 59.5% of his passes for 1,986b yards with seven touchdowns to 11 interceptions.
After 28 mediocre games as an NFL caller, Brady could be forced to settle for an NFL quarterback coach spot this season or could become a name in the spotlight when have opportunities at the college ranks as a head coach or offensive coordinator.
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