Sean McVay will return as head coach of the Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said earlier this month he wanted to take some time to consider his coaching future.
On Friday, the Rams announced on Twitter that McVay “has communicated to the team that he is excited to return next season.”
The Super Bowl-winning head coach has a 60-38 regular-season record as well as a 7-3 postseason record that includes a Super Bowl 56 title.
At 36 years and 20 days, he became the youngest coach in NFL history to win a Super Bowl. He is also the second fastest coach to have 50 wins in franchise history.
But the Rams’ title defense that year didn’t go well as the team finished the regular season with a 5-12 record. The Rams were decimated by injuries and a lack of depth, preventing them from staying competitive. The troubles led to McVay’s first year under .500 as head coach.
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The injuries and frequent losses took a toll on McVay, according to multiple reports. He decided to retire for a while after the regular season to decompress and assess his coaching future with his inner circle, which included his wife and parents.
“I feel very fortunate to have a great group of people in this inner circle who can help measure and weigh the different dynamics involved to ultimately make the best decision for many people, but for myself and for our family,” McVay said in January.
McVay and general manager Les Snead received contract extensions from September 8 through 2026.
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The Rams originally hired McVay on January 12, 2017. He became the youngest coach in modern NFL history when he was hired at age 30.
McVay’s return to the sidelines is an important step in the Rams’ quest to return to the postseason next year.