The Redskins hired Panthers’ Scott Turner as OC this past week, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Turner led Carolina’s offense for the final four games of the season. The Panthers averaged 343.5 yards and 15 points during that span.
Turner worked with Rivera for two years on the Carolina Panthers. He started as the team’s quarterbacks coach in 2018 and was promoted to offensive coordinator following Rivera’s firing in December (but with the interim tag only). Not only was this a promotion, but it was also an opportunity for him to return back home.
Turner is the son of longtime NFL head coach Norv Turner, who coached the Redskins from 1994-2000. While he moved a lot during his childhood, as any offspring of an NFL head coach does, his time spent in Washington D.C. was memorable, Turner says.
“I grew up, I was a kid on the sidelines with my dad coaching. I’ve been at different places in college and in the NFL, and now to have my first shot to be a coordinator back here [is surreal],” Tuner said, via NBC Sports Washington. “I’ve had people reach out to me, my high school coach, different people that I hadn’t heard from in years welcoming me back to the area. It means a lot.”