Panthers Eyeing Steve Wilks As DC

It’s looking more and more likely that Sean McDermott will wind up elsewhere. Building off of momentum from the previous coaching cycle, McDermott now finds himself in the mix for three jobs and the Bills could finalize a deal with him today. If McDermott goes, the Panthers will likely ask secondary coach Steve Wilks to serve as their defensive coordinator, ESPN.com’s David Newton tweetsSteve Wilks (vertical)

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It’s not guaranteed that Wilks will be available, however. He has already has interviewed for the Rams’ head coaching position and he has been asked to interview for the Redskins’ DC job. With that said, it would be surprising if the Rams hired the defensive backs coach for their top job and the Panthers aren’t likely to let Wilks skip town for someone else’s DC vacancy.

Panthers GM Dave Gettleman says he wants to keep as much of his coaching staff in place as possible.

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  1. Keath

    Man I hope this happens… losing McDermott and replacing him internally with Wilkes is one thing, but losing them both is total disaster.

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    • mcdusty31

      Don’t they have the option of blocking the request for interviews with their personnel? I mean if they think they’re going to lose McDermott they should realistically be denying teams the opportunity to interview Wilks for anything other than a head coaching position

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