The Rams have already made the announcement that Sean McVay will be their next head coach.
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— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) January 12, 2017
Mike Silver of NFL Media is reporting that the Rams are hiring Redskins OC Sean McVay as their next head coach.
- Ian Rapoport reports that McVay receives a five-year contract from the Rams.
It became clear over the past few days that the Rams’ focus was centered on McVay to be their next head coach, despite meeting with several candidates in the past few weeks.
McVay is now the youngest head coach in NFL history.
There has been some talk that he could look to hire Wade Phillips to run the team’s defense so that is something to keep an eye on in the coming weeks.
In total, the Rams interviewed seven candidates including McVay, Bills interim HC Anthony Lynn, Cardinals OC Harold Goodwin, Patriots OC Josh McDaniels, Rams interim HC John Fassel, Jaguars interim HC Doug Marrone, and Panthers assistant HC Steve Wilks.
They were also linked to Jon Gruden, Texans LBs coach Mike Vrabel, Saints HC Sean Payton, Lions DC Teryl Austin, Patriots DC Matt Patricia, and Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan.
McVay, 30, began his NFL coaching career with the Buccaneers as an offensive assistant back in 2008. He later spent a year in the UFL before he was hired by the Redskins as an offensive assistant by the Redskins 2010.
McVay worked his way up to offensive coordinator after four seasons with Washington.
In 2016, the Redskins’ offense ranked No. 18 in points scored, No. 9 in total yards, No. 21 in rushing yards and No. 2 in passing yards.