Indianapolis Colts head coach candidate and former Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero agreed to terms as the defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers, the team announced Sunday.
Evero interviewed twice with the Colts for their head coach vacancy and was considered a finalist for the job. He also interviewed with the Arizona Cardinals for their head coach vacancy.
However, it seems Evero will be joining former Colts head coach Frank Reich’s staff in Charlotte after the latter was hired to be the Panthers head coach last week.
The #Panthers are hiring Ejiro Evero as their defensive coordinator, per sources.
A huge hire for Frank Reich and Carolina, which moved swiftly to lock up one of the NFL’s most talented young coaches after Denver let Evero out of his contract. pic.twitter.com/Y2QvSy2QvV
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 5, 2023
The Colts have been taking their time going through the process of finding a new head coach. They have conducted 21 total interviews (13 virtual, 8 in person) and are considering a third round of interviews this week.
The following candidates also received a second interview and could be involved in a third round of meetings:
- Colts interim HC Jeff Saturday
- Los Angeles Rams DC Raheem Morris
- New York Giants DC Wink Martindale
- Cincinnati Bengals OC Brian Callahan
- Green Bay Packers STC Rich Bisaccia
- Philadelphia Eagles OC Shane Steichen
- Detroit Lions DC Aaron Glenn
You can follow along for the latest updates with the head coach search via our tracker.
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