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Panthers sign Ron Rivera to two-year extension

07 January, 2018, 10:11 | Author: Joan Malone
  • Panthers sign Ron Rivera to two-year extension

The Carolina Panthers have handed head coach Ron Rivera a two-year contract extension through the 2020 season. He has guided Carolina to a Super Bowl appearance, three NFC South titles and four playoff appearances. But he led them to an 11-5 record in 2017, and they've made the playoffs four times in the past five years. The Panthers will take on the New Orleans Saints on Sunday for the right to continue competing in the playoffs.

Rivera and the Panthers are close to agreeing to an extension through 2020, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The Panthers are up for sale, and they'll have a new owner this year. The team will go up for sale at season's end in the midst of an National Football League investigation into allegations of inappropriate workplace behavior by owner Jerry Richardson.

The Panthers finished an NFL-best 15-1 during the 2015 regular season, with Cam Newton winning MVP honors. The Panthers have been inconsistent during his tenure, with four losing seasons. Carolina is ranked seventh in defense this season.

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Carolina needs skill-position players, and its offensive line left Newton to pick himself up far too many times this year. The Panthers set a franchise record by going 20 consecutive games without allowing a 100-yard individual rusher, the longest active streak in the league. And I really appreciate the support we've gotten from our fans in the Carolinas.

The Panthers have developed plenty of stars under Rivera.

Previously, Rivera was an assistant coach with the San Diego Chargers from 2007-2010, the Chicago Bears from 2004-2006 and 1997-1998, and the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003.

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