Carolina Panthers Hire Frank Reich, Franchise’s First QB, As New Head Coach

Minneapolis, MN/USA- January 6, 2018: Closeup of the Carolina Panther on a helmet set up for the Super Bowl.


The NFL’s first head coaching domino has fallen with the Carolina Panthers announcing the hiring of Frank Reich on Thursday afternoon. Reich becomes the sixth head coach in franchise history.

Reich is no stranger to the Panthers organization. The 61-year-old, who last served as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, was the first quarterback in the franchise’s history. Reich took the first snap in Carolina Panthers’ history during their inaugural 1995 season and started the first three games in franchise history.

Now, he will be looking to help rebuild the franchise and turn them into a contender in the NFC South.

Prior to spending the past five seasons in Indianapolis where he went 40-33-1, Reich served as an assistant for the Colts, Arizona Cardinals, San Diego Chargers, and Philadelphia Eagles.

Reich won a Super Bowl ring as offensive coordinator with the Eagles.

It will be interesting to see if Reich can find his magic as an offensive play-caller when he returns back to Charlotte.

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