Panthers ask Ken Dorsey, Bills OC, to interview them
A familiar but unfamiliar name has joined the search for Carolina Panthers.
Ian Rapoport, an NFL Network insider, reported on Monday that the Panthers requested Ken Dorsey’s interview for their head coach job. The 41 year-old is currently the offensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills.
Dorsey, an ex-six-year NFL veteran quarterback, was first hired by the Carolina staff from 2011 to 2012 as a professional scout. His subsequent work with Cam Newton—which included his 2015 Most Valuable Player campaign—earned the once-decorated college passer much acclaim in his role.
He’d then shuffle off to Buffalo in 2019, joining the Panthers’ former assistant general manager Brandon Beane and former defensive coordinator Sean McDermott. In addition to coaching up the quarterbacks there for the past three years, Dorsey also took up duties as the passing game coordinator in 2021—helping Josh Allen to his second straight season of at least 4,440 passing yards and 36 passing touchdowns.
Under Dorsey’s leadership, the Bills were ranked second in total offensive (397.6 yards per match) and 28.4 points scored (28.4). He will be joining Steve Wilks, interim Panthers head coach. as well as Frank Reich and Jim Caldwell were reported to have interviewed for the position.
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