By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Carolina Panthers have made a coaching change in-season. The team has fired offensive coordinator Joe Brady.
He had been the team’s offensive coordinator since the 2020 season. The Panthers announced Brady’s firing on Sunday morning.
The news came out after head coach Matt Rhule met with Brady.
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“I met with Joe this morning and informed him that I have decided to make a change,” said Rhule. “I’m very grateful to him for his time and effort in helping us get established over this past year and a half.”
Jeff Nixon will serve as the Panthers’ interim offensive coordinator for the rest of the season. He had begun the season as their running backs coach before the promotion to interim offensive coordinator.
Brady is being blamed for the Panthers’ struggles, as they have lost their last two games. They are 5-7 in their bye week.
Nixon will serve his first game as interim offensive coordinator on December 12th against the Atlanta Falcons.
Before joining the Panthers, Brady was the LSU Tigers’ passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach during the 2019 season. That season, he received the Broyles Award for being named college football’s top assistant coach.
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He also spent two seasons on the New Orleans Saints coaching staff as an offensive assistant. He spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons as a graduate assistant with the Penn State Nittany Lions.
He began his coaching career with the William & Mary Tribe as their linebackers coach in 2013 and 2014.
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