Ron Rivera, Panthers Reportedly Agree on New Contract: Latest Details, Reaction

June 16, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Three consecutive division titles, as well as an appearance in Super Bowl 50, were enough to earn Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera a contract extension. 
Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reported Thursday the Panthers added one more year to Rivera's deal, which will keep him with the team through 2018 and pay him more than $6 million per season.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport confirmed the deal but noted the coach signed a new three-year contract worth $19.5 million and $3 million in incentives. Rapoport added the sides agreed to the pact in February without a formal announcement. Assistant coaches received raises as well.
Per Coaches Hot Seat, Rivera's average annual salary of $6-plus million puts him in the same pay tier as the Pittsburgh Steelers' Mike Tomlin, the Kansas City Chiefs' Andy Reid and the Green Bay Packers' Mike McCarthy. Rivera had two years remaining on the deal he signed after the 2013 season.
Even though the 2015 ca...

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