Report: Panthers expected to hire McAdoo as OC

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The Carolina Panthers are expected to hire Ben McAdoo as offensive coordinator, sources told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

McAdoo spent the 2021 season as a consultant for the Dallas Cowboys after serving as the Jacksonville Jaguars' quarterbacks coach in 2020.

The 44-year-old is best known for his stints with the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants. McAdoo gained national recognition after acting as the Packers' quarterbacks coach from 2012-13. He then became the Giants' offensive coordinator for two seasons before being promoted to head coach in 2016.

McAdoo went 13-15 as head coach in New York and was fired before the end of the 2017 campaign.

Carolina began searching for a new offensive coordinator after parting ways with Joe Brady midway through the 2021 season. The 5-12 Panthers struggled offensively, averaging just 17.9 points per game. The club scored at least 30 points in a game only three times during Brady's tenure, which lasted less than two seasons.

Head coach Matt Rhule finished the 2021 campaign on the hot seat, but the Panthers are reportedly expected to bring him back for another season.

McAdoo will inherit a talented offense in Carolina highlighted by running back Christian McCaffrey and wide receiver D.J. Moore. However, the offensive unit enters the 2022 offseason with plenty of questions.

Injuries have limited McCaffrey to only 10 games over the last two seasons. Additionally, the Panthers have a major issue at quarterback after Sam Darnold, Cam Newton, and P.J. Walker struggled in 2021.

Report: Panthers expected to hire McAdoo as OC
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