For the time being, the team's secondary coach Perry Fewell will be the interim head coach, offensive coordinator Norv Turner will become the special assistant to the head coach, and quarterbacks coach Scott Turner will move to offensive coordinator. I wish him the best.
In an article from the Carolina Panthers, Rivera reflects on his career with the team while packing up his office.
"So many fond memories", he said.
"We did a lot", he said. He saw first-hand on Sunday that there is some talent in Washington, and with the right coaching, they could end up being pretty good.
"That's probably the biggest thing, coming from where we started, where we came from, you know?" We started way down and worked our way up to being respectable. Unfortunately, we couldn't maintain it.
The Panthers have struggled in recent seasons, going 7-9 and missing the playoffs in 2018. "I just think back to how much fun we had and how great it really was".
Newton reacted to the news on his Instagram account.
"Will be forever grateful because of the impact you had on my life ..."
"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. I can go on and on but most importantly; thank you for allowing me to be me!