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Washington Commanders Coaching/Front Office Tracker: Ron Rivera officially fired

Tracking Washington’s Black Monday moves

NFL: Washington Commanders-Eric Bieniemy Introductory Press Conference Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Commanders season has finally ended, and they were the second-worst team in the NFL this season. That dubious distinction also hands them the #2 overall pick in this year’s draft. That’s a great asset for the next administration to work with to rebuild the team, but it was also one more nail in Head Coach Ron Rivera’s coffin.

Rivera was hired on January 1, 2020 when the team was still named the Washington Redskins. Dan Snyder was getting negative publicity, and economic pressure from multiple fronts, and he need a respected figure to step in to take over the team, and take on all of those questions he was never going to answer. Rivera was fired by the Carolina Panthers after losing to the Redskins, and he was quickly made the head football man in Washington. Snyder wanted a coach-centric organizational model, and Rivera was interested in running the show his way.

Four years, and two team names later, Washington won the division and made the playoffs once, and never had a winning record under Rivera. This year’s team had no Pro Bowlers on it, and they lost 8 straight games to finish a miserable season. Rivera’s firing is long overdue, and is going to happen today. He will meet with managing partner Josh Harris today, and the entire coaching staff, along with most of the front office is expected to be fired as well. That will officially start the search for a new general manager and head coach to lead this team into the future.

Stay tuned for the latest updates as they happen

Washington requests to interview Cowboys DC Dan Quinn

Washington requests to interview Texans OC Bobby Slowik

Washington requests to interview Ravens DC Mike MacDonald

Adam Peters will interview with Washington Tuesday or Wednesday

Washington requests to interview Eagles AGM Alec Halaby

Washington requests to interview 49ers AGM Adam Peters

Washington requests to interview Chiefs AGM Mike Borgonzi

Washington requests to interview Ravens Assoc. HC/DL Coach Anthony Weaver

Washington requests to interview Browns AGM Glenn Cook

Washington requests to interview Bears AGM Ian Cunningham

Washington Commanders request interview with Raheem Morris

Washington requests interviews with both of Detroit’s coordinators

Statement from Ron Rivera

Washington is interested in Jim Harbaugh

The Washington Commanders announce Rivera’s firing

The Martii remain on staff while the organization searches for a new head of football operations

The Commanders current front office, including general manager Martin Mayhew, and Executive VP of Football/Player Personnel Marty Hurney, will remain on staff through the search process, officials said.

Josh Harris has hired two execs to lead the search for new head of operations and coach

Ron Rivera have been fired per Adam Schefter

Ron Rivera has arrived at team headquarters

Atlanta Falcons HC Arthur Smith became the first coach fired on Black Monday