NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 24: Head coach Ron Rivera of the Carolina Panthers reacts against the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter in the game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on November 24, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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New York Giants potential coaching candidate Ron Rivera is reportedly off the board and will likely head to the Washington Redskins.

Ron Rivera will not be the next head coach of the New York Giants. According to multiple reports, the former Panthers coach will be named the new head coach of the Washington Redskins.

Rivera was likely an option the Giants would’ve considered. He spent four seasons working side-by-side with Giants general manager Dave Gettleman while in Carolina. 

Instead, Rivera wasted no time choosing his next job. He will join an NFC East foe in Washington as the Redskins continue to move on from the Bruce Allen regime.

In 8.5 seasons with the Panthers, Rivera posted a head-coaching record of 76–63–1. He won the NFL Coach of the Year Award twice (2013 and 2015) and took Carolina to the Super Bowl in 2015.

Panthers players loved Rivera during his time in Carolina.

After he was fired, star linebacker Luke Kuechly said, “I’m sure there were times where (Rivera) wasn’t in the best mood, he was tired or bummed about a loss, but he was always the same guy. I think he just loves the game of football and being around the guys,” 

On Monday, Carolina defensive tackle Gerald McCoy continued the praise with a message to Redskins players. “One of the greatest things in your career is about to happen,” McCoy said. 

Rivera will take over a Washington team that’s coming off a 3-13 season. The organization additionally hasn’t won a playoff game since the 2005 Wild Card Round. 

With Rivera off the board, the Giants will continue their search that, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, will focus heavily on Baylor head coach Matt Rhule and New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

Now that the Redskins job is filled, only three teams currently have head-coaching openings. Those teams are the Giants, Panthers, and Cleveland Browns.

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