Ranking the NFL Head Coaches, From Worst to Best

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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