Former LSU Football assistant Joe Brady unlikely to be an NFL head coach in 2021

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It doesn’t look like former LSU football passing game coordinator Joe Brady will be an NFL head coach in 2021.

Brady, who was considered the mastermind behind the Tigers’ historic 2019 offense, is currently serving as the Carolina Panthers’ offensive coordinator.

The former LSU assistant interviewed for several head coaching jobs this offseason, but with only the Houston Texans remaining with an opening, it appears that Brady will be back in Carolina in 2021.

That’s good news for Brady and LSU.

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If Brady were to land a head coaching gig in the NFL, it seems likely that he’d try to bring Jake Peetz — LSU’s new offensive coordinator — with him.

Peetz, who was the quarterbacks coach for the Panthers last season, could leave the Tigers for a job in the NFL without owing the program any buyout money.

That’s why this is good for LSU.

It’s good for Brady because honestly, I think he’s still too inexperienced to be a head coach in the NFL.

Brady has one year of experience at the Power-5 level as an on-field assistant and one year of experience in the NFL as a coordinator.

I know hiring young, offensive-minded, innovative coaches is the trend right now — and I think Brady will end up being a tremendous head coach — but he simply needs more experience.

If Brady were to take a head coaching job right now, there’s a decent chance he’d fail (especially if it was Houston and they traded Deshaun Watson). At that point, Brady’s career would be derailed.

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It would be best for Brady to get another year or two of coordinator experience under his belt and then make the leap. Any sooner could be a career killer for the young up-and-comer.