Ian Rapoport reports that Norv Turner is a target for the Panthers’ offensive coordinator job and his son, Scott, could join him in Carolina if he gets the job.
On Tuesday, the Panthers announced that they’ve fired offensive coordinator Mike Shula and QBs coach Ken Dorsey (NFLTR).
Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer is willing to bet Norv Turner is at the top of the Panthers’ list of replacement candidates for the Panthers, as he previously hired Ron Rivera while they were with the Chargers.
Some issues that could work against Turner is the fact that he’s 65 and abruptly stepped down as the Vikings’ offensive coordinator during the 2016 season.
Even so, Person writes that he would actually be “surprised if this doesn’t happen. And soon.”
Other candidates for the job, according to Person, could include Ron Turner, former Browns HC Rob Chudzinski and former Broncos coordinator Mike McCoy.
Following the 2016 season, Turner said he wanted to get back into coaching, but he wound up sitting out the entire 2017 season.
Turner, 65, began his NFL coaching career back in 19185 with the Rams as their WRs coach. He has worked for several teams over the years including the Cowboys, Redskins, Chargers, Dolphins, Raiders, 49ers, and Browns before the Vikings hired him as their offensive coordinator back in 2014.
The Vikings ranked No. 31 in yards per game, No. 28 in points passing yards per game, No. 31 in rushing yards per game and No. 23 in points per game this season at the time he resigned in 2016.
We’ll have more regarding the Panthers and Turner as the news is available.