The Carolina Panthers have been decisive in the offseason following their Super Bowl loss to the Broncos. They let Pro Bowl CB Josh Norman walk. They signed OC Ryan Kalil to a two year extension. Now the Charlotte Observer’s Joseph Person is reporting that Head Coach Ron Rivera signed a three year, $19.5 million dollar extension.
The deal was actually completed earlier but only recently announced. Another example of the low key approach taken by the teams front office and staff. The focus is all about the team versus the individual.
His second extension with the club Rivera’s salary is now one of the tops in the league and commensurate with the job he’s been doing in Charlotte.
Carolina GM Dave Gettleman had the following to say:
“It was an easy decision,” Gettleman said. “Ron has worked extremely hard and we are thrilled with our current direction. Mr. (Panthers owner Jerry) Richardson has established a great culture here and Ron is a big part of that.” – Dave Gettleman
Winning organizations do the same thing with good coaches as they do with good players. They lock them down with team friendly contracts. Ron Rivera is better than good and has earned his ducats. The club handled it appropriately.
The coaching assistants also got raises. Well done.
What say you Sports Nation?
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