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There has been a lot of talk the past few weeks on how the NFL head coaching cycle this off season could put a premium on head coaching experience. The shift in focus comes a year after teams chased the up-and-coming quarterback whisperer and offensive play callers to fill their head coaching jobs.
One of the more experienced names with a track record of success available early on in the coaching carousel this off season is former Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, who was let go earlier this month after a slow 5-7 start to the 2019 season.
Rivera went 76-63 in just under nine seasons leading the Panthers, which includes four trips to the playoffs, three double-digit win seasons, and a 2015 trip to the Super Bowl - where they lost to the Broncos.
According to NFL insider
From @NFLGameDay: A look at the coaching landscape in the NFC East, with #Giants coach Pat Shurmur in doubt, #Cowboys coach Jason Garrett gone when they are eliminated and the #Redskins moving quickly, potentially on Ron Rivera. pic.twitter.com/RBntpMqFmS
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 29, 2019
" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ian Rapoport, Rivera may have his landing spot within the next 24 hours and considering the two jobs that are currently open are the Panthers and the Redskins, the logical destination in that time frame would be with in Washington, DC.
Yesterday, reports surfaced that team president Bruce Allen would no longer have a hand in the football operations side of the team following the team's final game today. A move has a way of making an open job even more appealing to a veteran coach like Rivera.
Rap adds that other teams that haven't made a move yet with their head coach "are circling" and keeping Rivera in mind as a possible candidate.
Rapoport also shares the Cowboys as another team that may be interested in Rivera in the event that they decide move on from Jason Garrett, depending on what happens with the Cowboys today.
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