Dolphins, Panthers staff to coach 2021 Senior Bowl after the Eagles decline

Glenn Erby
·2 min read

The NFL Draft starts in Mobile this year and two up and coming NFL franchises will have the opportunity to get some early scouting done.

The Reese’s Senior Bowl just announced that the Carolina Panthers and Miami Dolphins coaching staff will lead the next crop of future NFL stars after the Eagles reportedly declined.

Only college seniors and fourth-year junior graduates are eligible for the game and it provides NFL teams, scouts, and executives with an early look at some potential future stars.

The teams with the lowest winning percentage that season usually get the first opportunity to coach in the game, but only if a majority of their staff – and head coach – are intact.

With the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets both moving on from head coaches, that would leave Miami’s staff as an option at No. 3 thanks to their trade with the Texans for Laremy Tinsel.

Atlanta will have a new coaching staff at No. 4, while the Bengals coaching staff participated at the Senior Bowl in 2020.

With the Bengals not repeating as participants, it left Doug Pederson and his Eagles staff as the next in line per Jim Nagy, the Executive Director of the Reese’s Senior Bowl.

With Doug Pederson’s job status still up in the air, Philadelphia declined and the Panthers stepped in with Matt Rhule.

The 72nd annual Reese’s Senior Bowl will be played on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at the brand new Hancock Whitney Stadium on the campus of the University of South Alabama.

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