Shula was Carolina's quarterbacks coach when Newton was selected with the top pick in the 2011 NFL Draft and was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2013.
The Panthers' offense went from being ranked 11th in yards and No. 1 in points in 2015 to 19th and 15th in 2016, and 19th and 12th this season.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - There will be a Turner family reunion in Charlotte.
The Panthers have officially chose to bring aboard Norv Turner as the new offensive coordinator to replace longtime coach Mike Shula.
For what it's worth, former Carolina fullback Mike Tolbert thinks Turner can get the most out of quarterback Cam Newton.
Turner's brother, Ron Turner, works as the team's offensive consultant and nephew Cameron is the assistant quarterbacks coach. His son Scott is also reportedly set to be named the team's quarterbacks coach.
Deemed an offensive guru, Turner parlayed his success in Dallas into a pair of longtime head coaching gigs that garnered mixed results at best. "I'm excited about his knowledge and his offensive prowess. It's going to be invaluable to us having him evaluate our personnel and help take our quarterback to another level". He helped the Cowboys win Super Bowl XXVII and XXVIII.
The Vikings were 5-2 when Norv Turner resigned in 2016, and he'll have another chance to build on his National Football League legacy and do so with one of the best athletes the quarterback position's ever seen. After short stops in Miami, Oakland and San Francisco, Turner replaced Marty Schottenheimer as head coach of the San Diego Chargers in 2007. Most recently, he worked with Teddy Bridgewater in Minnesota. Carolina cut ties with him two days after its 31-26 loss to the Saints in last Sunday's NFC wild-card game.
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. "They still throw those deep balls down the field, deep over routes, deep daggers".