By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Rivera had been undergoing tests for squamous cell carcinoma. It is a type of skin cancer in his neck.
Individuals, who have the highest exposure to ultraviolet radiation to the sun, are at the greatest risk to get this kind of cancer. Being an NFL coach – if he did not use some kind of sun protection – Rivera could have gotten the cancer from being in the sun too much.
With Rivera cancer free, he can turn his attention back to the WFT. He can work with Martin Mayhew and Marty Hurney to improve the team.
In his first season with the WFT, he guided the team to the playoffs, before losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Wild Card round at FedExField in Landover, Maryland.
The 59-year-old has been an NFL head coach since 2011. He has led the Carolina Panthers and the WFT.
“Inspirational” is casually thrown around but this is the real thing,” WFT President Jason Wright said in a tweet. “The complexities of culture change on a young team, a (weird) NFC East race, a pandemic, while fighting w/ your family, emotionally & physically, on a journey to health… We bear witness to something special.”
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