Former Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera is reportedly on track to land another job in the near future.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported Sunday that "things have progressed very nicely" for Rivera, who has a meeting with Washington scheduled for Monday. Rapoport cited agents Frank Bauer and Kenny Chapman and called it a "key meeting."
Rapoport and ESPN's Adam Schefter also reported that Rivera is expected to be hired Monday following the interview.
Ian Rapoport @RapSheet
The #Redskins interview with coach Ron Rivera is more of a coronation. All signs point to Rivera becoming Washington’s new coach today, sources say. That is the expectation. Veteran agent Frank Bauer would not allow him on an interview like this unless significant work was done.
Carolina fired Rivera on Dec. 3 following a 5-7 start during a second straight playoff-less season for the organization.
This year marked the third time in four seasons the Panthers finished with a losing record, a far cry from the start of Rivera's tenure. He took over head coaching duties prior to the 2011 season and reached the playoffs four times, including during the 2015 campaign when he led Carolina to a Super Bowl.
That Super Bowl run, as well as a 76-63-1 record, makes him appealing to teams like Washington looking for stability, even if he didn't perform up to expectations in 2019.
Washington fired Jay Gruden following an 0-5 start to this season, and Bill Callahan has been the interim coach since. However, Rivera would give the NFC East team a new direction with young quarterback Dwayne Haskins and a potential game-breaker at wide receiver in Terry McLaurin.
He could help facilitate a rebuild that will also include the No. 2 overall pick in the upcoming 2020 NFL draft.