"I have a great deal of respect for Ron and the contributions he has made to this franchise and to this community".
In an article from the Carolina Panthers, Rivera reflects on his career with the team while packing up his office. "How fortunate I am".
With Rivera gone, the spotlight will be on whether the Panthers decide to keep Newton for 2020.
"That's probably the biggest thing, coming from where we started, where we came from, you know?" "For me to have that type of presence, it just reminds me that.it's right", he said, according to ESPN. We started way down and worked our way up to being respectable.
People bang on him for never having back-to-back winning seasons, but they won a division title with a 7-8-1 record in 2014 after going 12-4 in 2013. He guided the Panthers to Super Bowl 50, where they lost to the Denver Broncos. Unfortunately, we couldn't maintain it.
The Panthers initially announced that Newton had suffered a "mid-foot sprain" in a preseason game against the New England Patriots, and that he'd be ready to go for Week 1 of the regular season.
Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic, citing a source, tweeted that Newton will have a "relatively simple" procedure in the Lisfranc area; she also wrote that Newton was hoping to avoid the surgery.
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton took to Instagram Tuesday to react to Rivera's firing.
"I do believe I will get another opportunity, and I will coach again", he said, laughing that he's taking the next four weeks off before getting back to work.
At the end of Wednesday's media meeting, Rivera held up two shirts, the second said "Thank You" for a great nine years.