Why Matt Rhule should be on the hot seat and who could replace him

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - SEPTEMBER 19: Head coach Matt Rhule of the Carolina Panthers on the sidelines in the game against the New Orleans Saints at Bank of America Stadium on September 19, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - SEPTEMBER 19: Head coach Matt Rhule of the Carolina Panthers on the sidelines in the game against the New Orleans Saints at Bank of America Stadium on September 19, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images) /
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ARLINGTON, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 25: Dallas Cowboys Offensive Coordinator Kellen Moore is seen during the NFL match between Las Vegas Raiders and Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 25, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images) /

Kellen Moore

If you are looking for a young creative offensive-minded head coach, Kellen Moore is absolutely going to be your guy. Before becoming the offensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys, Moore played QB for the Detroit Lions, as well as, you guessed it, the Dallas Cowboys.

Moore didn’t have a very long NFL career as he played from 2012-2017, but luckily for Moore, he had a job after his playing career was over, and that was the quarterbacks’ coach for the Cowboys. Moore only spent one year as the QB coach before he was promoted to the offensive coordinator job.

After spending about one season as the offensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys under head coach Jason Garrett, things would get very interesting for Moore as Garrett would be fired and the Cowboys would be on the hunt for a new head coach. The Cowboys would end up hiring former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy after he spent about a year away from football after being fired by the Packers.

With McCarthy coming to Dallas there was a chance that Kellen Moore and his fellow assistant coordinators and coaches could end up on the chopping block and might find themselves without a job, but luckily for Moore, he ended up staying with Dallas. While some coaches like to bring in their own coaches and coordinators, keeping Moore might have been one of the best decisions of McCarthy’s coaching tenure with Dallas.

As an offensive coordinator, Moore is easily one of the best. Moore is one of the more creative offensive minds in the NFL as he uses a ton of motion, gets interesting with his formations, and is creative with his route combos and passing concepts. While of course, you can credit a lot of Dallas’s offense to the personnel they have on the roster, Moore is certainly a big part of this offense and helps make Dak Prescott’s job that much easier.

Of the three total QB’s listed so far, Moore is easily the youngest at 33 years old. While he is young, Moore is one of the more creative and innovative offensive coordinators in the NFL who could easily help guide whatever QB Carolina brings in.