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Commanders fire head coach Ron Rivera after four seasons

We discuss the news that the Commanders have fired HC Ron Rivera

Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera looks on from the sideline during the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on January 07, 2024 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

The Washington Commanders have let head coach Ron Rivera go after going 4-13 in the 2023 NFL season and 26-40-1 in his four seasons with the team. This firing is in no way a surprise, as the previous owner, Dan Snyder, sold the team last season to Josh Harris and others.

Rivera was also fired from the Panthers soon after the team was sold to David Pepper, so he knows the routine. Rivera was able to go to the Super Bowl with Cam Newton as his quarterback, but Washington never could find the right fit at quarterback, leading to the team’s lagging record.

Now with the No. 2 pick in the 2024 NFL and plenty of money to spend, the Commanders will look for a high-profile head coach to help bring along the quarterback they select from this year’s strong QB draft class.

The team has already requested interviews with Lions OC Ben Johnson and DC Aaron Glenn, with reports that they are also interested in Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh.