Report: Panthers sign Ron Rivera to new contract
The Panthers have signed head coach Ron Rivera to a new contract, reports The Charlotte Observer’s Joseph Person.
Rivera’s new deal is for $19.5 million over three years, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. Rivera can earn $3 million more in incentives.
Rivera is a two-time NFL coach of the year. He took over the Panthers in 2011 after serving as a defensive assistant for many years.
In five seasons with the Panthers, Rivera is 47–32–1, and has led the team to the playoffs for three straight years, including a berth in Super Bowl 50 last season.
The Panthers have won the NFC South three years in a row.