REPORT: David Tepper Interference Included Trying To Call Plays For Panthers

David Tepper wants to win and there’s nothing wrong with that. But it seems like the Carolina Panthers owner is way too involved with the football operations side that go beyond just the draft room or the overall coaching philosophy with his team.

According to Benjamin Allbright, the 66-year-old is “notorious” for interfering with the team, even to the point where he’s tried to call plays.

“He once handed his OC a piece of paper with a play on it, mid-week and said he’d seen Cleveland run that play this week, he wanted them to run it on Sunday. A random play,” Allbright posted to Twitter/X on Tuesday.

The Panthers fired head coach Frank Reich on Monday after just 11 games. Many around the league believe it was Tepper’s heavy involvement in player personnel that lead to the Panthers drafting Bryce Young rather than what the football-decision makers wanted, C.J. Stroud.


Nonetheless, the Panthers are in the market for a new head coach and whoever takes that job will probably have to understand that they will be working with an owner that is heavily involved and has a very short temper.