The Washington Redskins will interview Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott in Chatlotte this weekend during Carolina's bye week, according to a tweet Tuesday from Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer.
The 39-year-old, who helped the Panthers capture the NFC South on Sunday, has never held a head coaching position in the NFL but Washington will look to him as a possible replacement to Mike Shanahan, who was fired this week after a 24-41 record since joining the Redskins in 2010.
McDermott orchestrated the Panthers' second-ranked defense in the league this season and is reportedly one of several candidates the Redskins have reached out to so far; according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Stanford head coach David Shaw has also reportedly been approached by Washington. The Redskins are also looking to tap into the talent of the Cincinnati Bengals, who play the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Cincinnati's offensive coordinator Jay Gruden and defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer will also be considered for the position, as will former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith.
Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is also reportedly in the running to replace Shanahan, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
The Redskins finished the season 3-13 and fourth in the NFC East.