New Washington Commanders owner Josh Harris hinted that the team’s head coach, Ron Rivera, will need to deliver victories to secure his job.
Although Harris did not explicitly state that Rivera’s job was on the line, his comments strongly implied that winning on the field was the primary metric for assessing job security.
Harris, speaking about his interactions with Coach Rivera, praised him as a “good man” and commended the progress made in improving the team during Rivera’s tenure.
However, he stressed the importance of delivering wins, stating, “We all realize that ultimately we have to deliver wins on the field, so you don’t really need to say anything. It’s just out there. But so far, so good.”
David Rubsenstein asked about when they'll decide if they'll keep or move on from Coach Ron Rivera.
Josh Harris: "I've really enjoyed getting to know Coach Rivera. He's a good man. He's done a great job getting the team to where it is relative to where it was when he got that.…
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Rivera, who is entering his fourth season as the head coach of the Commanders, faces mounting expectations after previous seasons with mixed results.
His records of 7-9, 7-10, and 8-8-1 in his first three seasons suggest that achieving a winning record will be essential if he intends to secure a fifth season at the helm.
As the Commanders prepare to kickoff their season against the Cardinals, the pressure is undoubtedly on Coach Rivera to deliver wins in order to satisfy the team’s new ownership.