NFL Head Coach fired after nearly three seasons with the team


Only five weeks remain in the 2022 NFL Season, and a head Coach has been fired. The Carolina Panthers made their announcement Monday They have split with Matt Rhule one day after the team lost to the San Francisco 49ers to fall to 1-4 on the season. Defensive pass game coordinator/secondary coach Steve Wilks will take over as the interim head coach. 

The firing took place First speculated by Pro Football TalkThe outlet wondered last week if Tepper, Panthers owner, would fire Rhule. If Rhule is hired as a coach by a college team, they would receive a dollar-for–dollar credit. Tepper could have filled the college head coaching positions if he waited until the end. 

Rhule spoke about his disappointment at being 1-4 for the year after the game. “Just to talk about this game, you know, I believe that we had a chance to be closer than it was,”Rhule spoke after Sunday’s defeat to the 49ers by the Panthers. Visit the official website of the team. “You know I think the pick-6 and then I think our defense kind of hung in there. Just a couple plays late in that third quarter. I thought that 4th and four was really, really a big deal. We knocked the ball down. Unfortunately, it was a penalty. If we win that 4th down, it is a whole different game to me. I just feel like we are better than we’ve shown. It’s how I feel but you are what your record says you are. We are 1-4. It’s not where any of us intended to be. We got to get that turned around.”

In 2020, Rhule was hired to the Panthers. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, he signed a $72 million, seven-year contract with the Panthers.Rule owes Rule more than $$40 Million to the team. Rhule was hired to help the Panthers, just as he did with Baylor and Temple college teams. Rhule, who was Temple’s head coach from 2013-2016, had a 28-23 record and won the American Athletic Conference title in 2016. From 2017 to 2019, he was Baylor’s head coach and had a 19-20 record. Rhule led Baylor into the Big 12 Championship game in 2019 and to the Sugar Bowl. Rhule had an 11-27 record in his two-plus seasons as a Panther. 

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