1. That will set the franchise back years. Hurney has no business being the GM for this rebuild. Yes, he brought in Fox and Rivera, but he leaves something to be desired. This won't fix the problem IMO.
2. Theoretically, that will allow the new GM to make the decision on Rivera, and I'd imagine that would be done in tandem with Tepper. The ONLY way I'd be remotely close to accepting Rivera staying another year is if that means he has to overhaul his coaching staff. ALL of it. And even then, his player evaluation and "hybrid" scheme leaves a lot to be desired, so at the very least, he needs to give up on that scheme and commit to either a 3-4 or a 4-3. While it's true a new GM could help with player evaluation and filling out the roster, I doubt much would change (Old dog new tricks thing). Besides, the new GM would want his own guy and I don't see this being a viable option, nor do I see a candidate be willing to agree to such a limiting stipulation.
3. The most preferred, and possibly most likely option. Clean everyone out, from the GM down to the assistant to the equipment manager. This is the nuclear bomb option that most (including me) want to see. Burn it all down, get a GM, and let him go to work. Or get a President of Football Ops (what's the difference b/w that and a GM anyway?) and let him go to town.
4. Shoot me now.
I think we need full-blown turnover this offseason. At minimum, Hurney and Rivera needs to go. New GM then makes the decision on the roster. I'd also like to see the scouting department get revamped completely. This will most likely happen after the draft, I'd suspect.
Regardless, I think we're a bad team next year. This seems to be a multi-year project in the making.