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Ron Rivera Gives Honest Assessment Of His Redskins Job

A closeup of Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - DECEMBER 23: Head coach Ron Rivera of the Carolina Panthers looks on against the Atlanta Falcons during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Coaching the Washington Redskins is no easy task, but Ron Rivera is up for the challenge.

Rivera spent nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers, producing a 76-63 over that span. His most memorable accomplishment came in 2015, as he led the Panthers to Super Bowl 50, albeit ending in a loss to the Broncos.

As he now starts his new tenure with the Redskins, aspirations are high in Washington. But make no doubt about it - this is a rebuilding project as the Redskins still lack a complete roster ready to compete for a division title.

With that being said, Rivera is well-aware of the tough task ahead of him. So why did he end up taking the position with Washington? Rivera, after examining the Redskins' current roster, believes something special is going on within Washington's organization. Here's what the new Redskins head coach had to say about his new position:

"What I love is the opportunity, the challenge," Rivera told The Chicago Tribune. "It’s funny because everyone kept asking, ‘Why did you take the job so quickly?’ It ain’t about the money. . . . This is about the fit, and the more I listened, the more I looked at it, the more I looked at the roster, that’s what impressed me the most, the more I knew."

If Rivera's truly up for the challenge, the Redskins are in good shape.

Carolina needed to make a head coaching change, but that doesn't mean Rivera still has plenty to offer.

It'll be interesting to see how quickly Rivera is able to get things turned around in Washington.