Sean McVay knowledgeable the Rams on Friday that he’ll return to educate for a seventh season, the workforce introduced.
McVay, who guided the Rams to a Super Bowl title in 2021 after which suffered by way of a 5-12 season in 2022, stated Monday he would take a while to replicate on the season and resolve whether or not he would return.
“Don’t want to rush into any sort of decision,” McVay stated.
It took 4 days.
McVay, who will flip 37 in 11 days, has been the Rams coach since 2017, when proprietor Stan Kroenke made the then-30-year-old McVay the youngest coach in trendy NFL historical past.
Last spring, McVay acquired an extension that made him one of many NFL’s highest-paid coaches. He stays beneath contract for a number of years.
McVay led the Rams to the playoffs 4 occasions and two Super Bowls in six seasons, successful Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium.
This season, nevertheless, the Rams nosedived to the worst end by a defending Super Bowl champion in league historical past.
McVay has 60-38 report and is 7-3 within the playoffs.
McVay on Monday described his ardour for teaching and the way in which he goes about it as “a beautiful torment.” He stated his need to replicate on whether or not to step away had been constructing over time.
“This has been years,” he stated. “This is not a new thing.”
After defeating the Cincinnati Bengals within the Super Bowl, McVay flirted with transitioning to broadcasting. Networks reportedly would have paid him tens of hundreds of thousands yearly. But the extension quickly adopted.
Kevin Demoff, the Rams chief working officer, stated Thursday that there was no timeline for McVay to tell the workforce of his resolution.
If McVay had stepped away, the Rams had “contingency plans in a situation like this that will be ready to be enacted,” Demoff stated.
Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford has stated that he would return to the Rams for a fifteenth NFL season no matter whether or not McVay have been the coach.
Defensive deal with Aaron Donald, a three-time NFL defensive participant of the yr, has stated that he would play so long as McVay was the coach. Donald has not spoken with reporters since sitting out a Nov. 27 sport in opposition to the Seattle Seahawks due to a season-ending ankle damage.
The Rams are also looking for a brand new offensive coordinator. Liam Coen this week returned to Kentucky to turn into offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Coen will name performs, a duty that McVay has at all times held with the Rams.
McVay reportedly advised assistant coaches this week that he wouldn’t stand of their approach of in search of different alternatives.