Panthers complete virtual interview with Bengals OC Brian Callahan

He may have been one of the last few to interview, but the first name to surface in the Carolina Panthers’ head-coaching search got his two cents in.

As announced on Thursday, Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan has completed his virtual interview for Carolina’s head coach position. He is now the eighth candidate to talk to the organization about the opening—joining Chris Tabor, Ejiro Evero, Todd Monken, Mike Macdonald, Frank Smith Raheem Morris and Dan Quinn.

Callahan got his NFL start as a coaching assistant for the Denver Broncos in 2010, where he’d also serve as an offensive quality control coach in 2011 and an offensive assistant in 2013. After Denver, he spent his next three years as a quarterbacks coach for the Detroit Lions (2016 to 2017) and for the then-Oakland Raiders (2018).

2019 marked the beginning of his coordinating career, as Callahan was hired to head the Cincinnati offense. He’d help lead the Bengals to an AFC title during the 2021 campaign, where the unit averaged 361.5 total yards per contest.

Story originally appeared on Panthers Wire