Jack Del Rio was being considered as a candidate to be Rivera’s defensive coordinator with the Redskins. The candidacy of Del Rio, the former head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders, was first reported by ESPN, for which Del Rio now serves as an NFL analyst.

For the past eight and a half years, he coached the Carolina Panthers, helping to transform them from one of the NFL’s worst teams to one that won the NFC South three times in a row. In 2015, he led the Panthers to a 15-1 record and the NFC Championship before losing to the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl.