Where could former Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera land in 2024 after he declared his intent to continue working?
The Washington Commanders had no alternative other than to move on from Ron Rivera. A fourth-straight losing season, accusations of players giving up, complete failure on the defensive side, Sam Howell's regression over the second half of 2023, and a new ownership group coming into the fold dictated his fate was sealed once the team's regular-season engagements concluded.
Despite being 62 years old, Rivera recently told John Keim of ESPN that he doesn't plan to retire. The respected figure also revealed that he's received numerous offers from elsewhere, with many speculating this could be as a defensive coordinator in the right fit.
Washington is moving on positively without Rivera. It was a tough job to take on thanks to Dan Snyder's incompetent ownership. While he conducted himself impeccably and overcame significant adversity, this is a results business when it's all said and done.
On this topic, here are five potential landing spots for Rivera in the wake of his Commanders' demise.
Ron Rivera could join the Cowboys
It seems as if Mike McCarthy is getting a reprieve despite the Dallas Cowboys suffering their latest playoff humiliation against the Green Bay Packers. This is a contentious issue among fans and analysts alike. But changes could be coming elsewhere with Dan Quinn being widely touted for a head coaching job.
The Cowboys' defensive coordinator is currently going through several interview requests. He is the reported frontrunner to replace Pete Carroll as Seattle Seahawks head coach. If he does depart Dallas, McCarthy needs to find an experienced figure capable of hitting the ground running.
Ron Rivera ticks all the boxes in that regard. This also gives him the chance for instant revenge versus the Washington Commanders twice a season.