Adam Schefter reports that the Rams are finalizing a deal to make former Redskins offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell their offensive coordinator.
A report from earlier in the day mentioned that the Browns and Eagles also had interest in O’Connell along with the Rams. However, it appears as though the opportunity to be reunited with Sean McVay in Los Angeles proved to be his best option in the end.
There was also some talk about O’Connell being Josh McDaniels‘ offensive coordinator candidate if he was hired as head coach of the Browns.
The Redskins reportedly liked O’Connell and the work he did with rookie QB Dwayne Haskins. However, new Redskins HC Ron Rivera made the decision to move on and hired Scott Turner as his replacement.
O’Connell, 34, is a former third-round pick of the Patriots back in 2008. After five years in the NFL, O’Connell was hired by the Browns as their quarterbacks coach in 2015.
O’Connell spent one year with the 49ers before the Redskins hired him as their quarterbacks coach in 2017. He was promoted to passing game coordinator last year.