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Panthers request interviews with multiple members of the Ravens for open HC and GM positions

With the 2023 regular season now behind us, teams throughout the league are searching for the right people to fill any vacant roles on their staff.

After finishing with the best record in the league, it is no surprise that teams are looking towards the Baltimore Ravens for solutions. The Carolina Panthers, in particular, need change following the firing of multiple coaches and their general manager after finishing with the worst record in the NFL.

According to the official team website, the Panthers have requested interviews with three members of the Ravens: offensive coordinator Todd Monken and defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald for their vacant head coach position, and vice president of football administration Nick Matteo for their general manager opening.

Macdonald’s name has skyrocketed to the top of aspiring young coaches in the NFL after fielding elite defenses in his first two seasons as defensive coordinator for Baltimore. Macdonald’s unit became the first defense in NFL history to finish a season ranked No. 1 in sacks, points per game, and takeaways.

The Ravens’ offense started to show their true potential at the end of Monken’s first season as offensive coordinator, as Baltimore scored 56 points against the Miami Dolphins and 33 points against the San Francisco 49ers. The Ravens’ offense finished the season ranked No. 4 in both total points and points per game. Quarterback Lamar Jackson experienced career-highs in passing yards and completion percentage in Monken’s offense and is likely to win MVP.

Matteo has been with Baltimore since 2019 and according to the official team website “has negotiated the contracts of all 37 draft picks during that time, plus several free agents, and has worked on the extensions for several key Ravens.”

 

Story originally appeared on Ravens Wire