2020 just seems to get crazier and crazier.
On Thursday, it was reported that Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera was diagnosed with cancer.
Rivera reportedly said the cancer is in the early stages and is considered “very treatable and curable.”
“I was stunned. But I was angry because I feel like I feel like I’m in best health I’ve been in,” Rivera told Schefter.
The Washington Football team is reportedly considering a “Plan B,” but Rivera is expected to coach this season.
Just weeks after getting fired by the Panthers — Washington hired Rivera as their next head coach.
“After several meetings with Coach Rivera, it was clear he is the right person to bring winning football back to Washington D.C.,” said owner Dan Snyder in a statement. “He is widely respected around the league as a man of great integrity and has proven to be one of the finest coaches in the country.”
He was given a 5-year deal.
He led the Panthers to a 76-63-1 regular-season record, while also going 3–4 in the playoffs. Carolina won three NFC South titles during Rivera’s tenure and the 2015 NFC Championship en route to its Super Bowl 50 appearance against the Broncos.
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