Panthers announce Ben McAdoo as new offensive coordinator

New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo watches from the sidelines in the fourth quarter of their NFL game against the Oakland Raiders at the Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. The Raiders won the game 24-17.(Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Grou
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The Panthers officially have their new offensive coordinator.

Word last Friday was that the Panthers would be hiring former Giants head coach Ben McAdoo to run the offense under head coach Matt Rhule and the team officially announced the hiring on Monday afternoon.

McAdoo takes over after the Panthers fired Joe Brady midway through his second season with the team. He brings a lot more experience to the team than Brady did as he was the offensive coordinator for the Giants before being bumped up to the top job after Tom Coughlin’s departure. McAdoo made the playoffs in his first season, but was fired after a 2-10 start to the 2017 season.

McAdoo was the Jaguars’ quarterback coach in 2020 and a consultant for the Cowboys this season.

He inherits an offense that finished 29th in points and 30th in yards during the 2021 season. They may get more than seven games from running back Christian McCaffrey next season, but his return to health might not mean much if they can’t upgrade the play at the quarterback position beyond what Sam Darnold, Cam Newton, and P.J. Walker provided.

14 responses to “Panthers announce Ben McAdoo as new offensive coordinator

  1. Imagine going into the season with your job on the line and having to rely on Ben McAdoo to help save it.

  2. Wow, that’s the epitome of uninspired hire. The Matt Rhule hire keeps on giving for the rest of the NFC.

  3. I thought they were going to hire a rockstar OC? Rhule is toast. Too bad Tepper isn’t going to fire himself. Panthers fans are screwed.

  4. An implosion is guaranteed with the likes of Tepper, Rhule, and McAdoo. Get ready for plenty of pain and no gain in Charlotte Panthers fans. All agony and no ecstasy.

  5. Rhule is ensuring that if they fire him that they – against all odds – get even worse!

  6. With his QBs, Cam and Darnold, a has been and a never-was-and-never-will-be, McAdoo will look back with fondness for Eli even if on his last legs. Not a way to rebuild a resume.

  7. And we’ll be looking up from the bottom of the barrel for a long freaking time. If Tepper had half a brain, he’d be talking to Sean Payton. We’ve turned into the “Factory of Sadness”…

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