During a visit to Pro Football Talk on NBCSN from the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this week, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said that he thought the team could get back to the Super Bowl.
It seems the Panthers are interested in expanding the number of chances that Rivera will have to prove himself right.
Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reports that the Panthers have started talks with Rivera about a contract extension. Rivera signed a three-year extension through 2017 with the team after the Panthers won the NFC South in the 2013 season and he’s led the team to two more division titles and an NFC title since signing that deal.
That extension bumped Rivera’s salary past $4 million per season and he’ll get another bump on that front if he and the team do come to an agreement. Rivera, who will bring back almost his entire staff from 2015, is 47-32-1 in five seasons with the Panthers and has led the team to victories in 19 of their last 20 regular season games.