Panthers Hire Frank Reich As Next Head Coach
The Panthers have zeroed in on their next head coach. Former Colts head coach Frank Reich has been given the job in Carolina. Interim coach Steve Wilks was certainly in the running. However, it’s no surprise the Panthers went towards the offensive coach who can maybe find a way to put up points in Carolina.
The Carolina Panthers team website was the first to report the news:
“CHARLOTTE — The Panthers are trying something new, while going back to the future at the same time.”
“The team agreed to terms with Frank Reich to be the sixth head coach in franchise history on Thursday, which will make him the first coach here with an offensive background.”
“And that background, as both a player and a coach, made him an appealing choice.”
There are still plenty of questions to be answered here. Who’s going to be the quarterback in Carolina next year? Will Reich have input on that? Will he try to orchestrate a trade for his good friend Carson Wentz? Time will tell.
Meanwhile, the team that most recently fired Reich is leaning towards rolling with Jeff Saturday in 2023. If and when that happens, Reich will likely be smiling ear to ear. Colts fans have already started a petition against Saturday becoming the full time hire. I think it may be safe to say that Reich doesn’t miss his time with the Colts having to answer to Jim Irsay. The Panthers don’t have a huge past success story of winning but new owner David Tepper seems to have his heart in the right place and really wants to win.