Panthers coach signs extension on eve of wild card game

Panthers preparing for the most significant offseason in franchise history

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera has signed a two-year contract extension, the team announced Saturday afternoon. He was a member of the 1985 Super Bowl XX winning team. "We've done some really good things and we have an opportunity to do more".

Rivera, in his seventh season as the Panthers head coach, has a 64-47-1 record and guided the team to the Super Bowl in the 2015 season. Neither team has been completely healthy when they met previously, but the Panthers will have tight end Greg Olsen and center Ryan Kalil available this time around.

Becker was promoted to COO after owner Jerry Richardson said he would sell the team in the wake of allegations of workplace misconduct. The Panthers have been inconsistent during his tenure, with four losing seasons. It's unclear if the new owners will keep the team in Charlotte.

Carolina ranked ninth in Football Outsiders' defense-adjusted value over average metric this season.

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Carolina needs skill-position players, and its offensive line left Newton to pick himself up far too many times this year.

"This is a tremendous place with tremendous support from ownership and the people that work in the organization". It doesn't mean Rivera knows he'll be the Panthers' coach through 2020.

Under Rivera, Carolina has produced 28 Pro Bowl and 18 All-Pro selections, including linebacker Luke Kuechly (Pro Bowl, First-Team All-Pro), guard Andrew Norwell (First-Team All-Pro) and tackle Daryl Williams (Second-Team All-Pro) in 2017. The Chicago Bears, for whom Rivera both played and coached, are among the teams searching.

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