Written by Robert J. Matthews
The Carolina Panthers appointed offensive coordinator Dave Canales of Tampa Bay as their new head coach on Thursday.
The Atlanta Falcons hired Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris later that day.
These actions left the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Commanders as the only remaining head coaching vacancies.
Canales, 42, joined Tampa Bay as offensive coordinator a year ago.
He played a crucial role in Baker Mayfield's career turnaround, as he had been under the guidance of four different teams since 2021.
Mayfield signed a one-year contract with Canales and spent his rookie year working for him.
Unexpectedly guiding the Buccaneers to the NFC South championship and a playoff victory, he is positioned to receive a monstrous contract this offseason.
Before joining Tampa Bay, Canales was a member of the Seattle Seahawks for thirteen seasons.