Carolina Panthers Need More Than Firing Frank Reich to Fix Team

The Carolina Panthers had the best season of any expansion franchise in the NFL’s history in 1995. They went 7-9 despite not having a home stadium and played eight games at Clemson. They went 12-4 the following season and played in the NFC Championship Game. In 2003, they lost a Super Bowl to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. As of Nov. 27, 2023, the Panthers appear to have the worst record in the NFL, and will not have a No. 1 overall draft pick. The team owner, David Tepper, is responsible for the team’s current state. Tepper announced that head coach Frank Reich is no longer with the team. Tepper is known for making unconventional decisions and earned his wealth in investing. However, he is finding that his aggressive approach does not necessarily work in the NFL. His decisions have led to the Panthers’ decline and a lack of stability. Ultimately, he should consider allowing experienced football minds to make major decisions for his franchise.