CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Joe Brady agreed to become the offensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers less than 24 hours after helping LSU win the national title.
A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the 30-year-old Brady, after one year as LSU's passing coordinator, will return to the NFL and become the league's youngest active offensive coordinator.
He will join former Baylor coach Matt Rhule, recently named Carolina's fifth head coach in franchise history.
PodKATT: With some further confirmation from our old pal Delly
Source says new #Panthers OC Joe Brady is being given control to hire his staff. Could see Brady bringing with him #LSU analyst DJ Mangas, a fellow William & Mary alum.— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) January 14, 2020
Although Brady had agreed in principle to a new contract just a few days ago, the reporting at the time said that it had an out for him to go pro if the opportunity came, and "Youngest NFL OC" is certainly something you jump at.
A little early for speculation, but Billy's early guesses for a passing game coordinator replacement are either recently fired Miss St head coach Joe Morehead or a promotion for analyst Jorge Munoz, a former WR and QB coach who spent 10 years at ULL before joining the shadow staff in 2017.