One more candidate just became available for the NFL coaching merry-go-round set to begin once the 2019 regular season comes to an end.
Ron Rivera was fired by the Carolina Panthers, just days after an embarrassing loss to the Washington Redskins.
Such a move is sure to cause some ears to prick up in Washington, not only because it reflects how disgraceful it is for any team to lose to them in this current state, but also because the firing provides one more highly competent coach looking for a new job in 2020, which just so happens to be the same year the Redskins will be looking to fill their coaching vacancy.
If we’re being honest, ‘River Boat Ron’ would be a great get for the Redskins, as he has a long history of successful seasons in his career.
- Carolina Panthers Head Coach (2011-2019) (76-63-1)
- Two-time NFL Coach of the Year (2013, 2015)
- NFC Champion, Super Bowl 50 Runner Up (2015)
- Super Bowl XX Champion as Player (1985)
He’s a far cry from Jay Gruden, and he has a heck of a better resume than Bill Callahan. It may be that Rivera is overqualified to coach a team like the Redskins, but they’d better at least try to get him to fill that position. He saw first-hand on Sunday that there is some talent in Washington, and with the right coaching, they could end up being pretty good.