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Panthers sign Ron Rivera to contract extension through 2020

Panthers sign Ron Rivera to contract extension through 2020

It's another reward for Rivera, whose team is back in the playoffs. Relegated to a wild card berth by virtue of a season finale loss to Atlanta, the Panthers will face divisional victor and rival, New Orleans on the road. The Panthers have been inconsistent during his tenure, with four losing seasons.

Previously, Rivera was an assistant coach with the San Diego Chargers from 2007-2010, the Chicago Bears from 2004-2006 and 1997-1998, and the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003. His.576 winning percentage is a franchise best and the seventh best record in the National Football League since Rivera started in Charlotte, according to the team. They are making their fourth playoff appearance in Rivera's seven years at the helm. But he led them to an 11-5 record in 2017, and they've made the playoffs four times in the past five years.

Ron Rivera's contract extension will keep him with the Carolina Panthers through the 2020 season. Originally set to expire following next year, Rivera should now remain in Carolina for at least a few more seasons.

Becker was promoted to COO after owner Jerry Richardson said he would sell the team in the wake of allegations of workplace misconduct.

The Panthers hold a regular-season record of 64-47-1 under Rivera.

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