NFL world reacts to Panthers shockingly firing Ron Rivera

Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

The Carolina Panthers are not wasting any time looking to the future. In a shocking move on Tuesday, Carolina decided to fire longtime head coach Ron Rivera.

Still technically alive in the NFC Playoff race, this move comes following a brutal loss to the Washington Redskins this past Sunday.

Rivera, 57, led Carolina to a 76-61-1 record in eight-plus seasons as the team’s head coach. That includes a Super Bowl appearance following the 2015 season.

It goes without saying that the NFL world was thrown for a loop by the firing. is an entertaining sports site. The site specializes in viral sports content. Content includes controversial and original opinions, news stories, off-beat stories, humorous videos, entertaining photos, exclusive interviews, and witty banter between the writers and commenters. Distinct Athlete was launched in May of 2012 and has been featured and/or cited on several prominent sports sites.