has been hired as offensive coordinator at Arizona and Al Holcomb is following new Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks from Carolina to be defensive coordinator.The Cardinals also hired Jeff Rodgers as special teams coordinator. The three hires were announced Friday Youth Matt Paradis Jersey , just four days after Wilks was hired to replace Bruce Arians, who retired after a franchise-record 50 victories in his five seasons in the desert.McCoy was offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos for five seasons (2009-12 and again in 2017). He was head coach of the Chargers from 2013 to 2016.Holcomb was linebackers coach of the Panthers for the past five seasons. Wilks spent five seasons as secondary coach in Carolina before being named defensive coordinator there last year. Rodgers was special teams coordinator of the Chicago Bears the past three seasons.McCoy, 45, was a hot commodity in 2013 and the Cardinals were interested in him as a head coaching candidate at the time before he chose the Chargers and the Cardinals went with Arians. McCoy’s first two San Diego teams went 9-7 but they dipped to 4-12 in 2015. He was fired after San Diego went 5-11 in 2016.He takes over an offense that has no quarterback. General manager Steve Keim has said he will be aggressive either by free agency, trade or the draft — or any combination of the three — to find a quarterback.McCoy has experience in several offensive schemes and Wilks, whose coaching background is entirely on the defensive side of the ball, has made it clear he wants a strong running game.“Someone mentioned a pass-happy league, which I agree it is,” Wilks said at his news conference Tuesday. “But, I still believe this: You have to have a foundation of running the football. As a defensive coordinator, there’s nothing more demoralizing to a team than being able to run the ball. I mean Stitched Matt Paradis Jersey , you’re talking about taking the air out of an individual. So, that’s going to be our premise. When you look at some of the premier running backs in the National Football League, we have one right here in (David) Johnson.”Johnson, who led the NFL in yards from scrimmage and touchdowns in 2016, broke a wrist in the 2017 opener and missed the remainder of last season.In 2011, with McCoy as offensive coordinator, the Broncos led the NFL with a franchise-record 2,362 yards rushing.McCoy was an assistant at Carolina for nine seasons before going to Denver. He was a quarterback at Long Beach State and Utah. He was on the practice squad at Green Bay and San Francisco and played in NFL Europe and the Canadian Football League before beginning his coaching career.Holcomb, 47, helped develop one of the NFL’s best linebacking duos in Carolina with Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis.He inherits what has been a strong defense anchored by All-Pro outside linebacker Chandler Jones, who led the league in sacks Youth Shaq Thompson Jersey , and perennial Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson.James Bettcher, who served as defensive coordinator for four seasons under Arians after Todd Bowles left for the New York Jets, was hired Friday as defensive coordinator for the New York Giants under new head coach Pat Shurmur.With Holcomb overseeing the linebacker corps, the Panthers finished third in the NFL in sacks, seventh in overall defense and third in run defense. The Panthers were the only team in the NFL not to allow a player to rush for 100 yards. Under Bettcher last season, Arizona was sixth in overall defense.Rodgers, 40, has 17 years of coaching experience, 14 with special teams in the NFL. Special teams have often been a problem for the Cardinals in the Arians years. The Panthers have filled one major hole on their roster via free agency."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Keep Sounding PodcastPanthers 2019 NFL DraftCSR Film RoomNFL Free AgencyCarolina Panthers free agency 2019Carolina Panthers sign center Matt Paradis to three-year, $27 million contractNew,277commentsThe Panthers have filled one major hole on their roster via free agency.EDTShareTweetShareShareCarolina Panthers sign center Matt Paradis to three-year Stitched Shaq Thompson Jersey , $27 million contractUpdate: The details of the contract are out, and the first year carries a cap hit of $3.8 million for the Panthers. Year 2 carries a cap hit of $8.3 million and Year 3 carries a cap hit of $9.8 million. There are two voidable years (2022 and 2023) at the end of the contract that void if Paradis is on the roster after Super Bowl LVI (Feb. 2022).Here’s a brief explanation of how those void years work from Nick Korte at Over the Cap:The Panthers can split this $3.6 million cap hit into two chunks if they give Paradis a contract extension.There’s no denying that Hurney used some creative accounting to get this deal done. I’m not the biggest fan of adding $3.6 million in dead money to the salary cap four years from now, but if the Panthers can come to terms on a contract extension within the next three years it will work out alright for both parties. And for what it’s worth, Korte thinks the Panthers got a good deal for Paradis.The Carolina Panthers have signed free agent center Matt Paradis to a three-year, $27 million contract according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.Paradis has spent his career with the Denver Broncos after being selected in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He spent his college career at Boise State.The Panthers needed to add a center to the roster after Ryan Kalil announced his retirement last year. Paradis brings the Panthers some much-needed veteran stability at arguably the most important position on the offensive line, and his relative youth (he’s only 29) allows them to potentially give him a second contract if the first three years work out in their favor.Paradis will be required to pass a physical before the contract becomes official. He was placed on injured reserve by the Broncos in November after suffering a broken leg, but has claimed that he is healthy and ready to go in 2019.Assuming there are no snags with the physical, this signing allows the Panthers to focus on other positions of need with their first picks in the upcoming draft. Former N.C. State standout center Garrett Bradbury was among those rumored to be on Carolina’s radar in the first round, but now that the Panthers have locked up Paradis for the next three years they can shift their focus to a pass rusher or offensive tackle with the No. 16 overall pick.What do you think of this move, Panthers fans? Share your thoughts with us!