Sean McVay tells Rams he’s staying on as coach

LOS ANGELES — Sean McVay has told the Rams he will remain head coach in Los Angeles, the team announced Friday.

The decision comes days after McVay said at his end-of-season press conference that he would take the “appropriate time” to make a decision on his future to determine “the best way to keep moving forward in the right direction.” way to be the best coach you can be.”

The Rams are coming off a 5-12 season, McVay’s worst losing campaign since signing from Los Angeles in 2017, as they dealt with a slew of injuries, including starting quarterback Matthew Stafford, wide receiver away Cooper Kupp and defensive tackle Aaron Donald. .

In the 2022 offseason, McVay signed a contract extension that spans the 2026 season, matching the length of the deal signed by general manager Les Snead.

This isn’t the first time McVay’s possible retirement has been mooted. During the week leading up to Super Bowl LVI last February, McVay answered a question saying he’s ‘not going to make it’ if he coaches until he’s 60 and talked about the things he wants continue outside of football.

“I know I love football and I’m so invested in this stuff and I’m in the moment right now,” McVay said at the time. “But at one point too, if you said, ‘What do you want to be able to do?’ I want to be able to start a family and I want to be able to spend time with them.”

After the Rams’ Super Bowl victory, McVay was asked if he would return to Los Angeles in 2022. He replied, “We’ll see.” But less than two weeks after the Super Bowl, McVay told ESPN he would not pursue any television opportunities and would return to coach the Rams.

McVay, who was the youngest head coach in modern NFL history when he was hired by the Rams in 2017 just before his 31st birthday, led Los Angeles to a 67-41 record in six seasons, including the playoffs. His Rams team has won three NFC West titles, two NFC championships and a Super Bowl.

After that season, McVay called his job a “beautiful challenge”, saying, “I wouldn’t change a thing about that.”

“The ultimate thing is you want to make sure that that joy, that zest, that ability to be able to do things at the level that you know you’re capable of, how do you not let challenges and grind them and the competitor within you…how do you not let that change the dynamic of who you want to be as a leader in this stuff?And that’s kind of where I’m at.

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