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- Special Teams Coach
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The Carolina Panthers hired former Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Snow as their new defensive coordinator on Monday. Snow oversaw the defenses for Matt Rhule at both Baylor and Temple. He has 37 years of college coaching experience and has also served as a defensive coordinator at UCLA, Washington, Arizona State and Boise State. Snow coached four seasons in the NFL with the Lions from 2005 to 2008 when he worked with the team's linebackers. Snow will lead a Carolina defense in 2020 that will be without All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly, who recently announced his retirement from football.
The Carolina Panthers agreed to a seven-year, $60 million deal with Baylor coach Matt Rhule on Tuesday for him to be their next head coach, according to league sources. The deal could be worth up to $70 million with incentives. Rhule spent one year in the NFL in 2012 as an offensive line assistant with the Giants. He turned the programs around at Temple before moving to Baylor and going 11-3 this past season. The 44-year-old will take over a Carolina team that was 5-11 in 2019 and that has had three losing seasons in the last four years since going to Super Bowl 50. One of his biggest decisions will be deciding the future of quarterback Cam Newton, who is rehabbing from Lisfranc surgery on his foot. Rhule is an offensive mind who is a big believer in the run-pass option.
Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey ran for 26 yards and a touchdown on nine carries during the blowout loss to the Saints on Sunday. He also added seven catches for 72 yards, becoming only the third player in league history to record at least 1,000 rushing yards and receiving yards in the same season. Though the Panthers had a season to forget, the 23-year-old will undoubtedly be the first pick off of the board in the majority of fantasy drafts in 2020.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen finished with 295 yards and an interception on 25-for-41 passing during the loss to the Saints in Week 17. After rookie quarterback Will Grier exited the game in the second quarter after suffering a foot injury, Allen took over but wasn't able to get anything going. The 23-year-old had flashes of efficiency this season, winning five of his first six starts before taking a loss in the next six-straight. He will enter the 2020 offseason as an exclusive-rights free agent, with a solid chance that he could be named the starter come Week 1 of next season if Cam Newton (foot) finds himself on a new team.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen hinted at retirement after the Week 17 blowout loss to the Saints. "Sometimes the writings on the wall," Olsen said. The veteran tight end caught just two passes for 12 yards to close out the year. He managed to stay healthy after an injury riddled 2018 season, but he underwhelmed with 52 receptions for 597 yards and only two scores with quarterback Cam Newton (foot) injured for the majority of the season. If this is the end of the line for the 34-year-old, it's been a heck of a career for Olsen, who should be in consideration for the Hall of Fame when all is said and done. If he's out of the picture in 2020 and beyond, Ian Thomas would jump into TE1 consideration.