Matt Rhule
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - OCTOBER 09: Head coach Matt Rhule of the Carolina Panthers talks with officials during the second quarter of the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Bank of America Stadium on October 09, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Eakin Howard/Getty Images)

Majority “Rhules” Panthers moving on

Matt Rhule’s tenure as head coach of the Carolina Panthers is over.

Just partway into his third season at the helm, the Panthers organization fired Rhule, cutting short a contract that wasn’t set to expire until 2027.

Rule went 1-4 this year with his offense and defense both struggling. 

His best year was a 5-11 campaign during his 2020 season that saw the team perform well at times.

But Rhule’s popularity amomg fans dwindled over the past year and his team’s performance on-field did too.

He becomes the first NFL coach this season to lose his job.