The Chargers are continuing to make their rounds through the NFL’s top head-coaching candidates, with Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady being the latest interviewee on Thursday, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
This past season was the first for Brady as a coordinator at the NFL level. During the 2017 and 2018 seasons, he was an offensive assistant for the Saints before getting hired as the passing game coordinator and the wide receivers coach for the LSU Tigers. Brady is credited as the biggest reason Joe Burrow was able to author the single best season by a quarterback in FBS history as he threw for an Division 1 record 60 touchdowns.
On January 16, he was hired to be the Panthers’ offensive coordinator under new head coach Matt Rhule.
In his first year in Carolina, the Panthers offense finished 21st in total offense with 349.5 yards per game. They also averaged just 21.9 points per game, good for 24th in the NFL. These numbers aren’t promising, but it should be noted that they were without the reigning offensive player of the year in running back Christian McCaffrey.