​Could the Washington Redskins have their next defensive coordinator already in mind?


On Thursday afternoon, after finishing the season 8-7-1, Washington fired four defensive coaches. This included DC Joe Barry, whose defenses ranked No. 28 in yards allowed the last two seasons.


So, who could be the next man up to lead the Washington D? Might be Panthers secondary coach Steve Wilks. 

Wilks has spent the past five seasons in Carolina as the Panthers' secondary coach. For the past two years, he has been head coach Ron Rivera's assistant coach. 


With Wilks coaching the defensive backs in 2015, the Panthers, who lost to the Broncos in the Super Bowl, recorded an NFL-best 24 interceptions. 


Wilks also coached up All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman during his days with the Panthers. Norman, of course, signed with Washington last April for $75 million. The Redskins aren't the only ones pursuing the veteran assistant, though.

Where will he land? We'll just have to stay tuned.