Report: Norv Turner to the Panthers finalized

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Cam Newton will officially have an offensive coordinator not named Mike Shula for the first time since 2012. Days after moving on from Shula, the Carolina Panthers have finalized a deal to hire veteran Norv Turner as his replacement.

This deal was reported as being nearly completed early in the week. So in no way is this a surprise. A veteran of the NFL sideline for over a quarter-century, Turner was last seen as the Minnesota Vikings’ offensive coordinator before abruptly resigning during the 2016 campaign.

The former Washington Redskins, San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders head coach has led 10 top-10 offenses throughout his career and will now be tasked with turning around a Panthers unit that ranked outside of the top 10 in scoring in each of the past two seasons after finishing No. 1 overall back in 2015.