Rams normal supervisor Les Snead agrees to contract extension

Rams normal supervisor Les Snead, who made dynamic strikes to assemble the crew’s Tremendous Bowl championship roster, agreed to a contract extension, the crew introduced Thursday hours earlier than the season opener in opposition to the Buffalo Payments.

Snead and coach Sean McVay, who mentioned throughout coaching camp that he had acquired a brand new contract, are each prolonged via 2026, the crew mentioned. Phrases of the offers weren’t introduced however each are considered among the many highest paid within the league.

Snead, 51, has been the Rams’ normal supervisor since 2012. Because the crew returned to Los Angeles in 2016, he has made quite a few blockbuster strikes that netted the Rams key gamers for his or her Tremendous Bowl runs.

Earlier than the 2016 draft, Snead traded up a document 14 spots to pick out quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 choose. The Rams gave up two first-round picks in that deal, and so they haven’t had a first-round choose since due to Snead’s daring strikes, together with trades for receiver Brandin Cooks in 2018, star cornerback Jalen Ramsey in 2019 and quarterback Matthew Stafford in 2021.

After final season, Snead and McVay every had two years remaining on extensions they signed earlier than the 2019 season, 5 months after the Rams misplaced to the New England Patriots in Tremendous Bowl LIII.

Kevin Demoff, the Rams’ chief working officer, mentioned in March that Snead and McVay have been “the architects of this run,” and that they have been in line for extensions.

“They have an amazing working relationship,” Demoff mentioned. “You’d be foolish, when you look at how hard it is in this league to win, not to try to keep together a pair that’s done it really well.”

Final season, when he led the Rams to a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Tremendous Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium, McVay is believed to have earned about $8.5 million.

New England coach Invoice Belichick reportedly earned greater than $12 million, however he additionally serves because the Patriots’ normal supervisor. Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll reportedly earned $11 million.

Since proprietor Stan Kroenke accepted McVay’s hiring at age 30 in 2017, McVay has compiled a 55-26 regular-season document. McVay is 7-3 within the playoffs.

In 2017, the Rams made the playoffs for the primary time since 2004. They misplaced an NFC wild-card recreation in opposition to the Atlanta Falcons.

The following season, the Rams superior to the Tremendous Bowl. They missed the playoffs in 2019 however rebounded in 2020 and reached the NFC divisional spherical earlier than shedding to the Inexperienced Bay Packers.

Just a few weeks after that defeat, the Rams traded Goff and two first-round draft picks to the Detroit Lions for Stafford.

Stafford, Ramsey, receiver Cooper Kupp and defensive lineman Aaron Donald have been cornerstones for a 2021 crew that added exterior linebacker Von Miller and receiver Odell Beckham Jr. at midseason.

This offseason, the Rams signed Stafford, Donald and Kupp to large extensions. Miller signed a free agent contract with the Buffalo Payments, and Beckham, recovering from knee harm suffered throughout the Tremendous Bowl, stays a free agent.