“After meeting Dan Snyder, it was clear we are aligned in our passion for the game, and he supports my vision to turn the team around. The Redskins said Rivera would hold an introductory news conference Thursday afternoon at the team’s headquarters in northern Virginia.
The team did not disclose terms of the deal, but the NFL Network reported Tuesday that Rivera had agreed to a five-year contract. For the past 8½ years, he coached the Panthers, helping transform them from one of the NFL’s worst teams to one that won the NFC South three times in a row.
“The hiring of Ron Rivera is a win for diversity,” said Rod Graves, the group’s executive director. Lewis is not expected to be a candidate for a front office job with the Redskins, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday.
Other possibilities include current NFL executives Martin Mayhew of the San Francisco 49ers, Eliot Wolf of the Cleveland Browns and George Peyton of the Minnesota Vikings. Respected executive John Dorsey became available Tuesday when he and the Browns agreed for him to leave his general manager job in Cleveland.
The status of Shaffer, the team’s longtime salary cap expert and contract negotiator, was considered a key point of discussion entering Monday’s meeting between Rivera and Snyder. Because of his Army background, Rivera has brought a military sense of order and discipline to his job while at the same time earning a reputation as someone who could nurture players.
Later Monday, Snyder fired Larry Hess, an 18-year member of the team’s training staff who had been the head trainer for the past nine seasons. Though a Snyder favorite, Hess had drawn the ire of many players, including corner back Quinton Dunbar, who tweeted: “Larry gone.
Rivera shared the news with his team, telling them the cancer is in the early stages and is considered “very treatable and curable.” Rivera was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma located in a lymph node, the team said in a statement.
The veteran coach, who has been charged with turning around a struggling Washington team, told the network that he is thankful for doctors, trainers and healthcare specialists helping him with his treatment and wanted to express his gratitude toward owner Daniel Snyder and the entire Washington organization for their support. Rivera said he had a lot of support from the players when he told them the news, but he also gave them a funny warning.
Jay GrudenGruden as WashingtonRedskins head coach, 2018 Personal information Born: (1967-03-04) March 4, 1967 (age 53) Tiffing, Ohio Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)Weight:225 lb (102 kg)Career informationHigh school: George D. Chamberlain (Tampa, Florida)College: Louisville Drafted: 1989 Career history As player:As coach :Career highlights and awards As players coach Career Arena statistics Head coaching recordRegular season:AFL: 82–54 (.603)NFL: 5–3 (.625)NFL: 35–49–1 (.418)Postseason:AFL: 11–7 (.611)NFL: 0–1 (.000)NFL: 0–1 (.000)Career:AFL: 93–61 (.604)NFL: 5–4 (.556)NFL: 35–50–1 (.413)Coaching stats at PFR Player stats at ArenaFan.com Green attended the University of Louisville, where he was a four-year letterman at Louisville Cardinals football team (1985–1988).
He finished his collegiate career with 7,024 passing yards (as of 2013, fourth all-time for the school), completing 572 of 1049 passes for 44 touchdowns. All four stats still rank in the top five in Cardinals history.
He also ranks in Louisville's top 10 for yards per completion, passing attempts in a season, and completions in a season. He ranks eighth in career completion percentage, seventh in career passing efficiency, and ninth in average yards per game for the Cardinals.
Green threw for over 300 yards in a game six times at Louisville. As a senior, Green led the team to an 8–3 record, their first winning season in 10 years.
Green began his coaching career as the offensive coordinator for the AFL's Nashville Bats in 1997. In 1998, he became head coach of the Orlando Predators, the main rival of the Storm.
With Orlando, he won ArenaBowl titles in 1998 and 2000. He came out of retirement and resumed playing in 2002, this time for the Predators, but retired again and returned to head coaching when his replacement, Fran Papasedero, died after the 2003 season.
Green has an overall AFL head coaching record of 93–61, including a mark of 11–7 in the playoffs. In 2009, while the Predators were on hiatus during the bankruptcy reorganization of the AFL, he was selected to be head coach Jim Haslett's offensive coordinator for the Florida Buskers of the United Football League.
As part of his contract, he was not permitted to remain head coach of the Predators. Instead, former Orlando quarterback Pat O'Hara, who led the team to its two ArenaBowl titles when Green was head coach, was hired in his place.
Green’s offense helped lead the Bengals to three straight Wild Card playoff appearances, including the AFC North title in 2013. On January 9, 2014, Green was hired as the new head coach of the WashingtonRedskins, succeeding Mike Shanahan.
Since Green was a highly sought after coach, Redskins owner Dan Snyder gave him a fully guaranteed, 5-year contract worth $20 million. In the 2015 season, Green led the Redskins to their first playoff appearance since 2012.
However, the Redskins lost to the Green Bay Packers in the Wild Card round 35–18, ending their season. In 2016 the Redskins finished 8–7–1 however missed the playoffs.
This marked the first time the Redskins posted back-to-back winning seasons since 1996-1997. On March 4, 2017, Jay Green signed a two-year contact extension with the team.
On October 7, 2019, Green was fired after starting the season 0–5, finishing his overall tenure as head coach at 35–49–1. On January 21, 2021, the Jacksonville Jaguars announced that they will hire Darrell Befell as the new offensive coordinator for the Jaguars which means that Green will no longer be the offensive coordinator.
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