By Sarah Golden
The Redskins are holding a presser today to introduce new head coach Ron Rivera and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio.
“After several meetings with Coach Rivera, it was clear he is the right person to bring winning football back to Washington, D.C.,” Redskins owner Dan Snyder said 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.”
The Redskins will introduce Rivera, who coached the Carolina Panthers for nine years, at a news conference scheduled for today at 2 p.m. ET.
Del Rio, 56, has been an ESPN analyst. He was the defensive coordinator for the Panthers in 2002 and the Denver Broncos from 2012 to 2014, when John Fox was the head coach of those teams.
Del Rio’s defenses finished No. 2 overall in 2002 and 2012, and third in 2014. Del Rio was head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003 to 2011 and the Oakland Raiders from 2015 to 2017.
Rivera, 57, becomes the seventh head coach hired by Snyder. Washington fired Jay Gruden after an 0-5 start in his sixth season, and interim coach Bill Callahan went 3-8 the rest of the way.
Callahan won’t return to the Redskins under Rivera, a source told ESPN’s John Keim. Callahan was Washington’s offensive line coach in 2015 and 2016 and was assistant head coach/offensive line coach from 2017 to 2019.