Panthers Eyeing Joe Brady For OC Role

Could Joe Brady be heading to the NFL? NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports (via Twitter) that Panther head coach Matt Rhule is considering the LSU passing game coordinator as his own offensive coordinator.

As Rapoport notes, the school recently worked out an extension for Brady, but the deal hasn’t been signed. This means the coach can continue to hunt around for a better-paying gig (of course, he might just prefer to head to the NFL altogether).

Brady, 30, has moved up the coaching ranks very quickly. He coached linebackers at his alma matter, William & Mary, between 2013 and 2014 before moving on to Penn State. He spent two years as an offensive assistant with the Saints before joining Ed Orgeron’s staff at LSU for the 2019 campaign. As LSU’s wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator, Brady earned this season’s Broyles Award, which recognizes the top assistant coach.

When Ravens defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale was getting buzz for head coaching gigs, we heard that Brady could be an option for the staff. Martindale was especially connected to the Giants, but that ship sailed when the organization tabbed Joe Judge as their new head coach.

We heard earlier this week that Rhule had identified Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Snow for the same role with the Panthers. The new head coach will also have a say in the hiring of an assistant GM.

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