Carolina Panthers plan to keep head coach Matt Rhule for 2022 NFL season

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The Carolina Panthers are planning to keep head coach Matt Rhule for the 2022 NFL season, and he will begin a thorough search for an offensive coordinator next week, sources told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler on Saturday.

Rhule, 46, has a career record of 10-22 heading into Sunday's season finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Rhule previously fired offensive coordinator Joe Brady with five games remaining. In October, Rhule had said he was sticking with Brady but wanted him to commit more to the running game. Brady, however, never committed to the running game to the level Rhule preferred (at least 30 attempts per game).

Senior offensive assistant Jeff Nixon took over the offensive coordinator duties with the rest of the offensive coaching staff.

The fanbase has shown impatience with the head coach, as the crowd was cheering "Fire Rhule" at the last home game and fans were even chanting that a Charlotte Hornets game this past week.

Panthers owner David Tepper hired Rhule in January 2020 to succeed Ron Rivera, who was fired with four games remaining in the 2019 season.

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