Carolina Panthers Next Head Coach Odds

Carolina Panthers Next Head Coach Odds
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  • 👀 After six straight losing seasons in Charlotte, David Tepper is looking for yet another head coach.
  • 📈 Below, we reveal our exclusive odds to be the next head coach of the Panthers.
  • 🏈 Bucs OC Dave Canales is the favorite to land the job, followed by Mike Vrabel.

Having sealed the NFL’s worst record for the 2023 regular season, the Carolina Panthers (2-15) is once again searching for a new head coach. 
Since former coach Matt Rhule (11-27, .289) was let go after a three-year stint in Charlotte, the Panthers have been through three head coaches: interim Steve Wilks (6-6, 2022), Frank Reich (1-10, 2023) and interim Chris Tabor (1-5). Combined, they posted an 8-21 overall record.

With that in mind, broke down the numbers on which candidates have the best odds of replacing Reich as the Panthers’ next head coach in 2024 and beyond, odds you won't yet find on NC betting apps.

Which direction will David Tepper and new GM Dan Morgan go? Read on to find out.

*Staff writer Lou Monaco contributed to this report.

Who Will Be Next Panthers Coach?

Coach Odds Pct. Chance
Dave Canales, Bucs OC +50016.7%
Mike Vrabel, Former Titans HC +600 14.3%
Raheem Morris, Rams DC +600 14.3%
Todd Monken, Ravens OC +900 10%
Bobby Slowik, Texans OC +10009.1%
Mike Macdonald, Ravens DC +10009.1%
Ben Johnson, Lions OC +12007.7%
Dan Quinn, Cowboys DC +12007.7%
Frank Smith, Dolphins OC +12007.7%
Other +700 12.5%

*These odds were updated following the Titans hiring Brian Callahan.

Who Will Replace Reich In Charlotte?

Tampa Bay offensive coordinator Dave Canales is the leading candidate at +500 (16.7% chance). This season, Canales helped revive the career of former No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield, helping the Bucs capture the NFC South and win a playoff game over the Philadelphia Eagles before falling to the Detroit Lions in the Divisional Round. Two years ago, Canales was credited with Geno Smith's resurgence in Seattle as the Seahawks quarterback coach. Can he do the same with Bryce Young in Carolina? After two interviews, Tepper seems to be strongly considering Canales as the man to lead the Panthers back to prominence. 
Former Titans coach Mike Vrabel, a late addition to the Panthers search, has +600 odds of coming to Carolina. Vrabel, who has also interviewed with the Chargers and Falcons, is headed to Charlotte on Wednesday night and will interview with Tepper on Thursday, per ESPN's Jeff Darlington.

Rams DC Raheem Morris (also +600), like Canales, has interviewed twice with the Panthers. Morris, a former head coach in Tampa Bay, helped guide the Rams to a Super Bowl title in 2022 alongside head coach Sean McVay.
The rest of the field: Ravens offensive coordinator Todd Monken +900 (10%), Texans offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik +1000 (9.1%), Ravens defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald +1000 (9.1%), Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson (the frontrunner for the Commanders job) +1200 (7.7%), Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn +1200 (7.7%), and Dolphins offensive coordinator Frank Smith +1200 (7.7%). 
Any other candidates not on the list: +700 (12.5%). 

2024 Current Carolina Draft Status

You would think the Panthers, who went 0-9 on the road this season, would have a great draft spot and selection for this year's NFL Draft in Detroit, April 25-27. 
However, that is not the case as Carolina traded the pick (which turned out to be No. 1 overall) to the Chicago Bears last March when it dealt its first-round pick, wide receiver DJ Moore, 2023 first-and-second round selections, and a 2025 second-round choice for last year's No. 1 spot where the Panthers picked quarterback Bryce Young. 
Currently, the Panthers have six selections in the upcoming NFL Draft, starting with No. 33 overall (second round). 

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Thomas Leary

Thomas Leary is a senior editor for He previously worked at Sports Business Journal.

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