Norv and Scott Turner aren't the only former Vikings assistants in the news these days. The person spoke to The Associated Press Thursday on condition of anonymity because the team does not discuss potential coaching candidates.
Coach Ron Rivera made the move because he felt a change was needed to further the development of Newton, who had 30 interceptions to only 41 touchdown passes the past two seasons.
After finishing 19th in total offense for the second straight season, the Carolina Panthers chose to clean house on that side of the ball by firing Mike Shula and Ken Dorsey.
Turner, 65, stepped down as the Vikings' offensive coordinator in early November 2016. His son Scott is also reportedly set to be named the team's quarterbacks coach.More news: This winter crisis is worse
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Norv and Scott will be the third and fourth members of the Turner family to join Carolina's staff. Norv's brother Ron is an offensive consultant, and his nephew Cameron is the assistant quarterbacks coach.
It's now up to Turner to boost a Panthers offense that finished 19th in total yards in each of the last two years.
Turner has worked as the head coach of the Washington Redskins (1994-2000), Oakland Raiders (2004-05) and San Diego Chargers (2007-12) and was a combined 114-122-1 with five playoff appearances but no Super Bowl appearances.
Turner, 65, never achieved prominent success in his three stints spanning three decades as head coach in the National Football League (114-122-1 career record with Washington, Oakland and San Diego).