The Carolina Panthers have parted methods with head coach Matt Rhule, the NFL group introduced Monday.
The transfer comes a day after a 37-15 loss to the San Francisco 49ers which left the Panthers with a 1-4 file on the season.
Rhule, who coached the group to a 11-27 file in two-plus years with the Panthers, is the primary NFL head coach to be dismissed this season.
He will likely be changed on an interim foundation by defensive move sport coordinator/secondary coach Steve Wilks.
Including to the Panthers’ woes this season, struggling quarterback Baker Mayfield suffered a foot damage in Sunday’s loss and is present process an MRI on Monday to find out the extent of the harm, in line with the NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport.
Final 12 months’s beginning quarterback Sam Darnold, in the meantime, stays on injured reserve with an ankle damage.
Previous to the sport towards the 49ers, the Panthers additionally suffered defeats towards the Cleveland Browns, the New York Giants and the Arizona Cardinals.
The group’s solely win to date this 12 months got here in Week 3 towards the New Orleans Saints.
Rhule joined the Panthers on a seven-year, $62 million contract in 2020 having beforehand coached faculty soccer with Baylor and Temple. In keeping with NFL.com, he’s the primary ever Panthers coach to serve fewer than three full seasons.