Report: Panthers to hire Joe Brady away from LSU

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Joe Brady helped LSU win a national title on Monday night and his next goal will be helping the Panthers win a Super Bowl.

Brady was the passing game coordinator for the national champions this season and Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that he has begun telling people he will be leaving the school for a job on Matt Rhule’s staff in Carolina.

There’s been chatter about Brady making the jump back to the NFL for the last couple of weeks. He was an offensive assistant with the Saints in 2017 and 2018 before making the move to Baton Rouge to help build the Tigers’ passing offense.

Joe Burrow’s Heisman trophy and 60 touchdown passes make it easy to understand why teams would want to have him as a leading part of the group putting together their offense. There’s no mention of a specific title, which will likely be answered much sooner than ones about who will be playing quarterback when that offense is on the field next season.

53 responses to “Report: Panthers to hire Joe Brady away from LSU

  1. Why not? The NFL is a passing league and he’s likely getting a huge raise over what LSU was going to pay him. Now all he needs is a QB who can throw the ball.

  2. They’ll likely make a deal to get Burrow in the draft. The Bengals will be too cheap to want to pay a #1 overall pick.

  3. Tell him that the bill of a cap is to be on the front of the head , not the back. Saw this last night after the game. Grow up and act and look like a man, not a child. This drives me nuts.

  4. “They’ll likely make a deal to get Burrow in the draft. The Bengals will be too cheap to want to pay a #1 overall pick.”

    #1 overall picks no longer get 50 or 60 million the day they sign and there isn’t that much difference in the rookie contracts for any of the top 10 picks as to what they get paid.

  5. The brand new coach fresh from Baylor lands an innovative young offensive mind like this and my Bears go with a guy who wasn’t even in the NFL last year. Of course Brady spent some time with the Saints so he probably knows all about Pace told his agent if Chicago calls, tell them I’m not interested. Congrats to Panther fans, I liked Rivera but this is looking pretty exciting for your team.

  6. grandhey says:
    January 14, 2020 at 6:08 pm
    Tell him that the bill of a cap is to be on the front of the head , not the back. Saw this last night after the game. Grow up and act and look like a man, not a child. This drives me nuts.
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    Wow. Seriously?

  7. heLLpaso says:
    January 14, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Really interesting higher. Rhule could really end up being an excellent hire.

    How do you misspell hire as higher and then spell it correctly later in the sentence lmao

  8. grandhey says:
    January 14, 2020 at 6:08 pm
    Tell him that the bill of a cap is to be on the front of the head , not the back. Saw this last night after the game. Grow up and act and look like a man, not a child. This drives me nuts.
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    I’ve never actually said this crap before, but…

    OK, Boomer.

    (Can’t believe you brought me to that.)

  9. That’s a huge hire for Rhule, depending on what they do at QB given the weapons they already have that offense could really take off next season.

  10. “Tell him that the bill of a cap is to be on the front of the head , not the back. Saw this last night after the game. Grow up and act and look like a man, not a child. This drives me nuts.”
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    I love posts where people make themselves sound like tools while complaining about insignificant things others do. I just cannot fathom that somebody actually was watching the celebration after a national championship and their main thought was “That guy’s wearing his hat wrong.”

  11. I thought Tepper was gonna make some changes in equality alot of qualified black position coaches who can’t even get a OC chance.If your a young white assistant or oc who’s name is hot with minimal NFL experience you get the job bet LSU replaces him with another white coordinator. Shame on the teams my team just fired a up and coming dl coach for a 70 year old white coach who’s D regressed lol….

  12. Don’t break the bank on this hire Tepper!

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    Why not? It’s his money, there’s no cap on coaches

  13. just like Chip Kelly, Brady’s ideas will be a flash in the pan. They will work a few times but teams will adapt as the tape builds. The talent is too consistent in the NFL unlike the college teams LSU played against.

  14. Off topic but I just saw on NFL app that Kuechly is retiring. So there’s someone who won’t be on defense.

  15. Yeah, all this talk of him planning to return to LSU next year never made much sense to me as there was likely nowhere to go but down there so this fits.

  16. dino2997 says:
    January 14, 2020 at 5:58 pm
    Giants could have had Rhule and Brady. Instead they went cheap and will continue their losing ways into another decade

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    How exactly is not giving an unproven college coach 60 million guaranteed over 7 years cheap? Granted the giants haven’t made the best decisions in recent years, but to me that is actually a wise decision. He’s already the sixth highest paid coach with only an assistant offensive line coach job at nfl level. And that’s cheap to you???

  17. Realize hes a hot name but hes never been an OC before. Ensminger called most the plays for LSU. This will be an interesting test especially since the panthers dont have a qb

  18. Glad he got a job but it’s about having willing pupils and capable players. Guys like Burrows don’t grow on trees.

  19. True geniuses appear only rarely. And when they do, it’s not in the NFL. As a Falcons fan, I’d like to congratulate the Panthers on their new hire and remind them of a cold truth.

  20. I feel like we’re gonna join the SEC next year. Trying to be optimistic. But not too many college coaches have successfully transitioned to the NFL. Pete Carroll may be the exception. And after Luke just retired, I’m worried.

  21. I’m still think that they end up with Tua this year. Burrow is a bit high for them to move up to get (I doubt Cincy will take a 1st, Cam Newton, and picks, unless they like Tua enough to scrap Burrow), but I also don’t doubt that they try. Tua isn’t exactly a bad backup plan.

    One thing is certain, given how the Panthers have basically hired a NCAA staff-they will drafting a guy this year. And it may be harder to Newton to learn this college offense than it will for a rookie QB to learn it, given the probably differences it will have.

  22. I have no idea on whether Joe Brady is a great hire or not (and neither does anyone else for that matter) but the notion that just because Joe Burrow finished one of the greatest seasons ever for a college QB is a justification for his hire is nonsensical. If I had to divide up the credit, I will give Joe Burrow himself, 70%, his WR’s 15% his offensive line 10% and the coaching staff has the rest.

  23. What? Why didn’t the Bengals hire him?

    If I were Cincinnati, I would have hired him Tuesday morning to be QB coach for my new QB Joe Burrow.

    The Bengals really blew this, but I guess it is par for the course..

  24. Is it just me?

    Winning that division is beating the saints so you hire a guy that runs an offense the saints know?

    I don’t get it

  25. NO Shock, Brady was an assistant to the assistant last year. He had the best 1 year college QB ever and was going to fall off a cliff next year without him. LSU backed up a brinks truck to keep him and he’s still leaving. Brady and Rhule were meant for each other… always looking for the next job.

  26. Fractured Fairy says:
    January 15, 2020 at 6:23 am
    I feel like we’re gonna join the SEC next year. Trying to be optimistic. But not too many college coaches have successfully transitioned to the NFL. Pete Carroll may be the exception. And after Luke just retired, I’m worried.

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    Jimmy Johnson would like a word…

  27. in 2018 Joe Burrow threw for 16 TDs.
    in the spring of 2019, LSU hired Joe Brady away from the Saints.
    Brady installed the Saints passing concepts in LSU
    in 2019 Joe Burrow threw for 60 TDs. Won the Heisman and had the best season ever.
    THe difference was Joe Brady.

  28. Get the most you can get for Cam, get the Cincy pick, get Burrow. My friend’s young son asked me about 25 years ago why was I wearing my cap backwards. I was wearing it properly, bill forward.

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