Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Carolina Panthers have already “begun laying the groundwork” for a head-coaching search in 2014.
According to Rapoport’s sources, the Panthers have already begun doing background checks on possible candidate.
Current head coach Ron Rivera was hired by the Panthers previous general manager, so it’s very likely that GM Dave Gettleman will want to hire his own signal caller.
While Rivera is coming of an impressive blowout win over the Giants, but the overall feeling is that the team has underachieved during the two seasons under his leadership. Rivera is expected to finish the season, no matter the outcome, but would need a miracle to keep his job beyond this season.