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Washington Commanders Coaching/Front Office Tracker: The first interview is happening today

Tracking Washington’s Head Coach/Front Office search

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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 was long overdue, and finally happened yesterday. Managing partner Josh Harris spoke to the media yesterday and outlined his plans for 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

Rumors and reported interest and interviews

Head Coach

Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh

Lions OC Ben Johnson

Lions DC Aaron Glenn

Rams DC Raheem Morris

Ravens Assoc. HC/DL Coach Anthony Weaver

Ravens DC Mike MacDonald

Texans OC Bobby Slowik

Cowboys DC Dan Quinn

Head of Football Operations

Bears AGM Ian Cunningham - Interviewing with Washington tomorrow

Browns AGM Glenn Cook - Interviewing at Josh Harris’ house today

Chiefs AGM Mike Borgonzi - Interviewing at Josh Harris’ house today

49ers AGM Adam Peters - Interviewing with Washington tonight in Miami

Eagles AGM Alec Halaby - Interviewing at Josh Harris’ house tomorrow

Cowboys VP of Player Personnel Will McClay

Washington will interview Ian Cunningham tomorrow

Josh Harris is hosting more interviews at his house in Miami

Washington will interview Adam Peters tonight

Washington contacted Cowboys VP of Player Personnel Will McClay

Dan Quinn will take interview for head coach

Washington has its first interview scheduled for today