Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as decision day looms regarding the team's next head coach?
It won't be much longer before the proverbial white smoke comes from Ashburn. The Washington Commanders are about to embark on their final day of head coaching interviews on Tuesday. After that, those in power will officially choose their guy to take the franchise forward under exciting new ownership and highly coveted general manager Adam Peters.
The wait is almost over. Until this landmark news becomes official, the stories causing debate include losing Kamren Curl, Ron Rivera's potential destination, Ben Johnson's chances of becoming Commanders' head coach, and a leading insider throwing doubt on the widespread consensus.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Ron Rivera's next potential destination
Despite a dismal final season as Washington Commanders head coach, there's been a lot of interest in Ron Rivera over the last fortnight. The experienced figure is being examined closely for vacant defensive coordinator positions around the league. He didn't do enough to get the Philadelphia Eagles gig once Vic Fangio became available, but another potential suitor emerged in the form of the Los Angeles Rams.
Multiple reports revealed that Rivera had met with Sean McVay and others to discuss their defensive coordinator position. The Rams are said to be monitoring the situation between Ejiro Evero and the Carolina Panthers, but they are making contingency plans in case the progressive play-caller opts to remain with his current employers.
Again, this would be a decent landing spot for Rivera. He'd get to continue the fine work carried out by Raheem Morris with a talented young defense. They also have one of the league's most disruptive defensive linemen - perennial All-Pro Aaron Donald.