Panthers are expected to hire Ben McAdoo as offensive coordinator

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The Panthers have found a new offensive coordinator.

According to multiple reports, Carolina is expected to hire former Giants head coach Ben McAdoo for the role.

McAdoo most recently served as a consultant for the Cowboys in 2021. He was the Jaguars’ quarterbacks coach in 2020 before that staff was fired following the season.

Per Joe Person of TheAthletic.com, McAdoo interviewed to be the Panthers’ quarterbacks coach in each of the last two offseasons but didn’t get the job. But one of the qualities head coach Matt Rhule said he was looking for in an offensive coordinator was previous NFL play-calling experience.

McAdoo fits that mold. He was the Packers tight ends coach from 2006-2011 before serving as the team’s quarterbacks coach from 2012-2013. He then joined the Giants as an offensive coordinator from 2014-2015. New York finished No. 6 in points and No. 8 in yards in 2015.

But when McAdoo was the Giants’ head coach from 2016-2017, New York’s offense struggled. Despite winning 11 games to earn a postseason appearance, the Giants were 25th in yards and 26th in points in McAdoo’s first year. Things bottomed out in 2017, as McAdoo was fired after the club started 2-10. The team finished the year 31st in points.

McAdoo inherits an offense that was 29th in points and 30th in yards in 2021. Plus, Carolina has serious questions at quarterback entering 2022. Sam Darnold is under contract with his fifth-year option, but completed only 59.9 percent of his passes for 2,527 yards with nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 12 games in 2021.

Carolina fired Joe Brady as its offensive coordinator on Dec. 5.

23 responses to “Panthers are expected to hire Ben McAdoo as offensive coordinator

  1. This dumpster is on fiahhhhhhhhhhhhh!
    At least he has some HC experience and can take over next season when Rhule opens at 0-5.

  2. Fans really think they can just hire the right coach who calls the right plays and their players will have more talent? It isn’t about play calling.

  3. This is exactly the move that’ll get the Panthers over top of Tom Brady and the Bucs.

  4. And I had such high hopes for Joe Brady. If Ben McAdoo hire is considered an upgrade , then Joe is liable to Never get another coaching job again ever..

  5. Carolina, you seem very bright…just send my Texans 3 firsts, 2 seconds and McCaffery for Watson…done deal.

  6. And this hire is supposed to light up the fan base? What makes him better than Joe Brady? Bad past NFL performance doesn’t exactLy produce a warm and fuzzy feeling for the future. Mediocrity or worse will continue IMO!

  7. always thought Bill O’Brien or someone else but McAdoo WOW!! I guess Matt Rhule is not respected within the NFL… another lost yr in Caroline coming with new HC search next yr (yes Tepper u can ring Tomlin next yr)

  8. Good grief, that just destroyed all of what little hope I had left. I think I will root for the Lions this coming year. At least they are trying to get better.

  9. Implosion guaranteed. Former Giants never work out. See Gettleman who could not figure out that he needed a franchise left tackle after Jordan Gross walked out early. According to genius Gettleman who is now retired, the answer was on the roster…namely a guy by the name of Byron Bell???? We know how that one worked out and Rhule and McAdoo are not the answer either.

  10. Am I wrong here or does Ben McAdoo look like some guy the Giants pulled out of the stands one Sunday and asked if he wanted to be the Head Coach

  11. The owner should just eat the money pay off his not so smart coach and start over if all the coach can get is this guy.

  12. At this rate, David Tepper is going to retire the title of Smartest Man In The Room (smh)….

  13. Ben McAdoo???!!! Seriously???!!! No one else left at the bottom of the barrel??!! God help us!!! Get ready for another lost season, Panther fans…..

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