Latest Matt Rhule News

Panthers hope Barnes' speed translates to football field

May. 14, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kalon “Boogie” Barnes is a flat-out burner. The biggest question facing the Carolina Panthers rookie cornerback is whether his elite speed translates to a successful NFL career. Barnes ran a 4.23 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine in...

Panthers' Corral has 'big chip' on shoulder after draft fall

May. 13, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Corral’s unexpected fall to the third round of the NFL draft has left the Carolina Panthers rookie quarterback with a good bit of motivation as he begins his professional career. “Honestly, I had a big chip on my shoulder before — but it just got...

Passing on QB in Round 1 shows Panthers, Rhule have patience

May. 02, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper preached patience last week when it came to breaking the losing cycle and building a consistent winner. Over the weekend, the Panthers stayed true to that plan. Instead of reaching for a quarterback with the...

Panthers turn to defense, speed on final day of the draft

Apr. 30, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina coach Matt Rhule went back to his college roots on the final day of the NFL draft. The Panthers traded up into the fourth round to select Penn State linebacker Brandon Smith on Saturday, trading both of their fifth-round picks to Washington to make...

Panthers trade up, draft Mississippi QB Corral in 3rd round

Apr. 30, 2022 00:34 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers finally got their quarterback, selecting Matt Corral from Mississippi after trading up into the bottom half of the third round on Friday night. He was the fourth quarterback taken in the draft following Pitt’s Kenny Pickett,...

Panthers select OT 'Ickey' Ekwonu with 6th pick in NFL draft

Apr. 28, 2022 22:51 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule said he and general manager Scott Fitterer went through about 50 different scenarios the morning of the NFL draft and very few of them had Ikem “Ickey” Ekwonu falling to them with the sixth pick. But after defensive...

Panthers owner: Coach Matt Rhule has my full support

Apr. 27, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper threw his support behind struggling head coach Matt Rhule on Wednesday, saying it takes patience and time to build a winning foundation in the NFL. Rhule is 10-23 in his two seasons with the Panthers. Only the Lions,...

NFL draft: Breaking down top offensive players available

Apr. 24, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

Top offensive players available in the NFL draft, scheduled for April 28-30: QUARTERBACKS Position outlook: The 2013 draft was the last in which a quarterback was not selected in the top 10 picks. There is a distinct chance that could happen with this group. ...

Panthers enter draft still searching for a franchise QB

Apr. 22, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers desperately need to find a franchise quarterback —and a left tackle to protect him. Such is the dilemma the Panthers face heading into the NFL draft, where they hold the No. 6 overall selection. For now, Sam Darnold and...

Panthers have glaring needs at QB, OT entering NFL draft

Apr. 22, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

6. CAROLINA PANTHERS (5-12) LAST SEASON: The Panthers suffered through another five-win season under Matt Rhule, leaving the third-year coach squarely on the hot seat. A major problem has been Carolina's inability to land a franchise quarterback. After moving on from Teddy...