The Carolina Panthers have started their 2022 season with a 1-4 record, in which they only won one game and lost four games under Matt Rhule’s coaching. After this poor performance, the Panthers fired their head coach, Rhule.
In 2020, Rhule joined the Panthers on a seven-year, $62 million contract. Previously, Rhule worked as a coach in college football with Baylor and Temple, where he increased his reputation by turning both into winning programs. Rhule also struggled in the NFL with a franchise that had won only one season.
Under Rhule’s coaching, the Panthers made a record of 11-27, and NFC South last season, Panthers finished at the bottom.
While under Rhule’s coaching, the Panther’s defense has been competent, and their offense has struggled badly. After Rhule joined the team in 2020, the Panthers ranked 28th in points per game, 30th in passer rating, and 29th in yards per game.
The Panthers also failed to find a franchise quarterback, and at that time, they ran the team through Sam Darnold, Teddy Bridgewater, and a brief reunion with Cam Newton. Cam is the person who led them to the Super Bowl in the 2015 season.
The Panthers also took the No 1 overall pick, Baker Mayfield, team this offseason from the Cleveland Browns, but he has been poor, as, in ESPN’s QBR rankings, he was 32nd out of 32 qualified candidates.
On Sunday’s defeat against the San Francisco 49ers, Panthers’ Mayfield defended Rhule.
Mayfield said we are fine in the locker room when it comes to that, and there are a lot of plays that we have to flat-out make, and he can not do that. Moreover, he said that he could not go make plays for us and he could not do the execution for us.
Now Panthers have appointed Steve Wilks, who had been Carolina’s defensive pass game coordinator, as their interim head coach.