Luke Kuechly To Join Panthers’ Front Office?

Tuesday marked the official end of an era as the Panthers officially placed Luke Kuechly on the reserve/retired list. Now, the linebacker is considering a role in the team’s front office as a pro scout (via Bill Voth of the team website).

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I think it’s great if it works out if it’s what he wants to do,” head coach Matt Rhule said. “Obviously, the pro side (scouts) are the guys who are evaluating other NFL players. Their mission is twofold: They’re helping us build the roster by finding other guys that fit what we do, and they’re also providing advanced scouting each week on the opponent. If there’s someone who was built for that, it’s probably Luke Kuechly with his preparation and work.”

Kuechly’s tireless work ethic and film review helped propel him to seven Pro Bowl selections, a Defensive Player of the Year trophy, and an appearance in Super Bowl 50. His retirement announcement in January took many by surprise, but few were taken off guard by his reported desire to stay involved with the game of football.

In my heart I know it’s the right thing to do,” Kuechly said earlier this year. “There’s only one way to play this game since I was a little kid – play fast, play physical and play strong. And at this point I don’t know if I am able to do that anymore.”

Kuechly could also advance up the ladder from here. The 29-year-old said to have some interest in coaching as well.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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5 comments on “Luke Kuechly To Join Panthers’ Front Office?

  1. playicy

    I mean rhule will need help to build a winner Carolina, which it isn’t going to happen this year, because I predict them and Jacksonville to have the top two picks of this years draft if the season happens

    • JJB0811

      I’m not disagreeing with you, but why sign Bridgewater then? I’d think a competent QB and refreshed D should equal 6-8 wins. Add in FA WR and stud RB.

      Jax is doomed, you’re right about that. 1 year QB and draft him…..defensive players to help Minshew?

  2. washington_bonercats

    Message to Burrow is a bust: I will not stop until I get your racist ass off this site.

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