Sean McVay’s future as Los Angeles Rams coach in limbo

Sean McVay’s instant future because the Los Angeles Rams’ head coach is in limbo, a number of sources instructed ESPN.

These sources imagine McVay will take a while after Sunday’s regular-season finale towards the Seattle Seahawks to find out whether or not he’ll return in 2023.

McVay has gone forwards and backwards on the choice and desires time to get away to course of all that has transpired over the previous yr: profitable a Tremendous Bowl, being courted to work in tv, getting married, watching his spouse’s house nation of Ukraine invaded, dropping his grandfather after which teaching a group that has fallen wanting its expectations.

Los Angeles is 5-11 — the primary time for the reason that Rams employed him in 2017 that McVay may have a dropping document as a head coach. The defending Tremendous Bowl champions have been decimated by accidents, and sources imagine it has taken its toll on McVay. Sources imagine McVay wants time to recharge and to find out whether or not he has the power to proceed teaching subsequent season.

The Rams have a few of their very own adjustments to make. They’re with out their first-round decide. They’re tight towards the 2023 wage cap. And their offensive coordinator, Liam Coen, is planning to return to his offensive coordinator job at Kentucky, sources instructed ESPN’s Chris Mortensen final month.

McVay, as at all times, is predicted to have choices: He may draw curiosity from networks — as he did final offseason from Amazon — however lots of these jobs have already got been crammed.

McVay, 36, instructed reporters Friday that curiosity from the networks is available in half as a result of he hasn’t “run away from the fact that down the line, or whenever that is, that’s something I’ve been interested in.”

McVay is underneath contract to the Rams by the 2026 season, but when he had been to step away, the contract would toll and he would stay underneath contract to Los Angeles, simply as Sean Payton stays underneath contract to the New Orleans Saints.

By a Rams spokesman, McVay declined remark to ESPN on his future or his plans for 2023.

McVay will shut out his season in Seattle towards a Seahawks group that wants a win to have an opportunity to make the playoffs, with one of many irony of ironies: All season lengthy, for the reason that Lions personal the Rams’ 2023 first-round decide, Detroit has rooted towards Los Angeles. However the Lions want the Rams to beat the Seahawks on Sunday to present Detroit an opportunity to advance to the postseason.

Former Lions quarterback and present Rams signal-caller Matthew Stafford was eligible to return off injured reserve on Saturday, however Los Angeles opted towards activating him.