Things are happening quickly in the NFL on Black Monday.
It is being reported that the Washington Redskins are expected to hire former Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera as their new head coach Monday. The team has also confirmed that Bruce Allen is no longer employed.
It was widely reported over the weekend that Rivera was Washington’s “primary candidate”, and Rivera himself expected his situation to be resolved quickly.
The New York Giants have yet to officially announce the fate of Pat Shurmur, but it is widely expected that he will be fired after producing a 9-23 record over the last two seasons — which includes a franchise record-tying nine game losing streak this year. Rivera was frequently linked to the Giants for his familiarity with GM Dave Gettleman, but a quick move by the Giants’ division rivals could take him off the board before the Giants’ job even opens.
Meanwhile, the Cleveland Browns fired first-year head coach Freddie Kitchens Sunday night, creating another coaching vacancy.
Co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch are expected to make their decisions regarding the Giants’ coaching staff and front office on Monday.
Stay with Big Blue View throughout Black Monday as we keep you up to date on the state of the Giants and news around the NFL.