Rob Chudzinski up for Rams' job

Just when it seemed like the Carolina Panthers would not lose offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, he’s been tied to another job as a head coach.

The St. Louis Rams reportedly have asked the Panthers for permission to interview Chudzinski. Jeff Fisher is believed to be the Rams’ top choice, but the team is waiting for him to make a decision and wants other options in case Fisher ends up elsewhere.

Chudzinski previously interviewed for the Jacksonville job, but that went to Atlanta offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey.

Chudzinski joined Carolina’s staff in 2011 and, in his first season as an NFL coordinator, worked wonders with rookie Cam Newton and installed a scheme that helped make the Panthers one of the league’s top offenses.