Rivera met with team owner Jerry Richardson on Saturday for a face-to-face talk to determine whether or not Rivera would remain with the team. The season started out catastrophically for the Panthers who were 1-6 after 7 games before finishing the year with a 6-3 record.
Rivera’s record as a head coach stands at 13-19 after two seasons. He currently has two years remaining on his original $11 million deal and now appears to be getting one last shot with the team.
The Panthers will begin their search for a new GM on Monday. No official word yet on the future of River’s assistants OC Rob Chudzinski and DC Sean McDermott, however it is expected that Chudzinski will be retained.