31. Steve Wilks, Carolina Panthers
Five games into the 2022 season and the Panthers finally pulled the plug on the Matt Rhule era. Rhule went 11-27 as Carolina’s head coach over two and a half seasons. During that stretch, the Panthers went an impossible 1-26 when their opponents scored over 17 points. Rhule’s tenure was dominated by one troubling concept — overconfidence. The supposed offensive guru attempted to rehabilitate several flailing QB’s (Teddy Bridgewater, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield), to no avail. The offense looked worse by the week. Perhaps Steve Wilks does a better job as interim coach.
Remember, Wilks was fired after just one year as Arizona’s coach back in 2018 — the team opted for Kliff Kingsbury and later drafted Kyler Murray after going 3-13. Now, he takes over a team that just traded away its best offensive player and is starting fourth-string QB P.J. Walker at quarterback.
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