The Carolina Panthers have had a busy offseason thus far.
They hired a new head coach, Frank Reich, who has a rich and storied history with the team.
This morning, the team made another key addition to their coaching staff to assist Reich with the team’s rebuild.
Panthers hire former Lions and Colts head coach Jim Caldwell as a senior assistant. He'll report to Frank Reich and help with all three phases, team announces.
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Jim Caldwell is an interesting hire for the Panthers.
Caldwell comes to the Panthers with over 20 years of NFL coaching experience, including two stints as head coach, once for the Indianapolis Colts, and another for the Detroit Lions.
However, Caldwell has taken a coaching hiatus since the end of the 2019 season, where he was a member of the Miami Dolphins coaching staff.
Caldwell’s experience could be invaluable for this Panthers team, one that is filled with young players that are in need of guidance.
The Panthers will have to target both the 2023 draft and free agency to grow their roster, in hopes to compete for the NFC South.
The good news, for Reich, Caldwell, and the rest of the Panthers organization, is that the NFC South appears to be up for grabs.
Last year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the division, but, similarly to the Panthers, New Orleans Saints, and Atlanta Falcons, their quarterback situation is still unknown.
With a combination of luck, drafting impactful players, and a veteran coaching staff, the Panthers might be able to get back on track in 2023.
Who else will they add along the way on their quest for a division title, the team’s first since the 2015 season?NEXT: NFL Fans React To Thursday's Panthers News