Sean McVay knowledgeable the Rams on Friday that he’ll return to teach for a seventh season, the group introduced.
McVay, who guided the Rams to a Tremendous Bowl title in 2021 after which suffered by a 5-12 season in 2022, mentioned Monday he would take a while to mirror on the season and resolve whether or not he would return.
“Don’t want to rush into any sort of decision,” McVay mentioned.
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.
Final 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 instances and two Tremendous Bowls in six seasons, profitable Tremendous Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium.
This season, nonetheless, the Rams nosedived to the worst end by a defending Tremendous Bowl champion in league historical past.
McVay has 60-38 file 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 mentioned his want to mirror on whether or not to step away had been constructing over time.
“This has been years,” he mentioned. “This is not a new thing.”
After defeating the Cincinnati Bengals within the Tremendous Bowl, McVay flirted with transitioning to broadcasting. Networks reportedly would have paid him tens of hundreds of thousands yearly. However the extension quickly adopted.
Kevin Demoff, the Rams chief working officer, mentioned Thursday that there was no timeline for McVay to tell the group of his determination.
If McVay had stepped away, the Rams had “contingency plans in a situation like this that will be ready to be enacted,” Demoff mentioned.
Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford has mentioned that he would return to the Rams for a fifteenth NFL season no matter whether or not McVay have been the coach.
Defensive sort out Aaron Donald, a three-time NFL defensive participant of the yr, has mentioned that he would play so long as McVay was the coach. Donald has not spoken with reporters since sitting out a Nov. 27 recreation towards the Seattle Seahawks due to a season-ending ankle damage.
The Rams are also trying to find a brand new offensive coordinator. Liam Coen this week returned to Kentucky to grow to be offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Coen will name performs, a duty that McVay has all the time held with the Rams.
McVay reportedly instructed assistant coaches this week that he wouldn’t stand of their approach of looking for different alternatives.