Change has arrived in Washington.
"I am excited for the opportunities that lie ahead to renew our singular focus and purpose of bringing championship football back to Washington D.C.," Snyder said in the statement.
This leaves Redskins fans wondering: What other changes might be coming to the organization? Here is the latest talk from Redskins Park (This story will be updated throughout the week):
Early reports indicated the interview was more of a coronation.
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.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 30, 2019
Former Panthers’ HC Ron Rivera is expected to be hired as the next head coach of the Washington Redskins barring any unforeseen developments, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 30, 2019 December 30, 2019 December 30, 2019
What about the rest of the Redskins' coaching staff?
Rivera plans to bring Steve Wilks to Washington as his defensive coordinator, I'm told. (barring other opportunities for Wilks, of course.) The two worked together in Carolina.— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) December 30, 2019
However, Wilks may not be headed to D.C. after all.
I don’t even know that I should use a qualifier. Asked again. Told simply “he’s not coming”.— John Keim (@john_keim) December 31, 2019
Instead, the top candidate for the gig is current ESPN analyst and former Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio, according to Adam Schefter.
Soon-to-be Redskins’ HC Ron Rivera is expected to target former Jaguars’ and Raiders’ HC Jack Del Rio as his new defensive coordinator in Washington, per sources. He is the leading candidate.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2019
But does that include offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell?
O’Connell and Rivera have no previous shared coaching experience or anything. They know of each other obviously and both are good dudes. They would get along well, but there are philosophical/schematic elements tbd as well as other factors.Giant “stay tuned” for now.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) December 30, 2019
Kevin O'Connell is under contract for one more year but he is very tight with McDaniels, one of his mentors. If McDaniels were to get a HC job, I'd expect him to call the #Redskins for permission to talk with O'Connell. https://t.co/GZhb65BFYa— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) December 30, 2019
Linebackers coach Rob Ryan may also be headed out the door.
Redskins inside linebackers coach Rob Ryan had a suitcase at his car and appeared to be leaving the team facility at 9 this morning. The futures of several defensive coaches are uncertain.— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) December 30, 2019
Unusual circumstances today, but Redskins Coaches have been told nothing about their jobs one way or the other. Some have already taken off, some still at building not knowing future. — Per multiple sources. #httr #redskins @NBCSWashington— Julie Donaldson (@JDonaldsonNBCS) December 30, 2019
Who takes charge in the front office?
As just stated on @JunksRadio - if there’s more power coming for Eric Schaefer and others in the #Redskins front office they don’t know the details yet, per source. Bruce was fired and they’ll hire Rivera and fill in the details from there.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) December 30, 2019
The exact front office mix for the Redskins, with Bruce Allen out and Ron Rivera likely to come in as coach, remains to be seen. Eric Schaffer is to be part of that mix but there could be outside GM candidates as well, including Louis Riddick.— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) December 30, 2019
Ron Rivera is expected to be given considerable say over the roster and draft if his deal to become coach of the Redskins is completed, as expected. So the exact composition of the Bruce Allen-less front office remains a work in progress. But Eric Schaffer is part of it.— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) December 30, 2019
But that might not happen?December 30, 2019
This does not mean Eric Schaffer is out, but perhaps a title or role less than he was wanting of GM. Expected next HC Ron Rivera is aware of the good work Shaffer has done. Much depends how Schaffer accepts/deals with the news. #httr #redskins @NBCSWashington— Julie Donaldson (@JDonaldsonNBCS) December 30, 2019
What about the medical staff?
The Washington training and medical staff have received much criticism from former players and changes could be coming on that side, as well.
Redskins have fired head trainer Larry Hess, source tells me. He had been with the team 17 years.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) December 30, 2019 December 30, 2019
Check that - sounds like Larry Hess could be under serious scrutiny too. Stay tuned.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) December 30, 2019