Ron Rivera failed to secure a Vince Lombardi Trophy during his time in Charlotte. But he transformed the Panthers into one of the most exciting teams in the NFL. They went 15-1 in 2015 as Cam Newton became NFL MVP. It was the best season in franchise history and Rivera deserves more credit (via Washington Post).
George Seifert and Matt Rhule contend for the dubious title of worst Panthers’ head coach since 2000. The former led the franchise to a record-low 1-15 season before he lost his job. But Rhule had two five-win seasons before going 1-4 in 2022. The Panthers fired him because they weren’t going anywhere.