Report: Carolina Panthers Interested In LSU’s Joe Brady For Offensive Coordinator Position
New Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule is filing out his staff and reportedly has his eyes on LSU's young offensive wiz.
According to Scott Rousell of Football Scoop, LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady is a target of Rhule's to fill the Panthers offensive coordinator position. Rhule hopes to speak with Brady soon.
At only 30 years old, Brady has become a household name in a matter of months.
Receiving a ton of credit for the transformation of LSU's offense from outdated to a #1 ranked record-breaking unit in a single season, speculation began midseason Brady would draw interest from potential suitors.
A month ago today, Brady won the Broyles Award, given to the top assistant coach in college football.
While he's not LSU's offensive coordinator (that title belongs to 61-year-old Steven Ensminger), Brady is more of an offensive coaching tandem in the booth for the Tigers, carrying a role much like that of an OC.
"This award should say Joe Brady/Steve Ensminger,” Brady said after winning the Broyles Award. “I’m only at LSU because of Steve Ensminger. I’ll never forget that.”
LSU officials have remained confident in their belief Brady will return next season.
However, an NFL offensive coordinator job may be enough to entice Brady.