The Los Angeles Rams are undergoing an overhaul as they’ve replaced several members of the coaching staff and have also parted ways with key players from the 2022 season.
After severely underwhelming last year, the front office is resetting the franchise in hopes of setting itself up for later success. However, one constant remains as Sean McVay has fortunately decided to return as head coach after he took some time mulling over his future.
McVay has been on the cusp of stepping away for a couple of seasons now but after considering himself and his career he is committing himself to the organization for years to come, via Stu Jackson of TheRams.com:
“You want to make sure that you’re making a decision that’s in alignment for years to come, not an every-year type of deal. Because that’s really important,” McVay said. “There’s a lot of people that you feel a great deal of responsibility to, to do right by them and to do a great job within the framework of your responsibilities. And I’m really committed to not having this become a story every year because I know that’s probably something that people are asking or wondering. And I don’t take that lightly.”
Controlling that not becoming a story year ultimately comes down to his actions, McVay said.
“And then if I’m asked about it, being truthful, and my plan is that is something that I’m committed to for the long term,” McVay said.
This is good news for the Rams and their fans as McVay has been the architect behind one of the NFL’s most prolific offenses that propelled them to two Super Bowl appearances and one championship. At 37 years old, McVay still remains the youngest head coach in the league which means his best years manning the sidelines could still be ahead of him.
Continuity is key at the professional level, and with McVay back Los Angeles can get right back to work finding ways to remain as competitive as possible. The 2023 campaign might be a bit painful as the defense looks like it’ll be a lot younger and more inexperienced, though they have a pillar to build around in Aaron Donald. One might assume that the Rams will use their resources to revamp the offense, going back to the strategy that allowed McVay to see immediate success.
More changes are coming in the next few weeks, though with McVay back in the fold the transition might not be as bad as one might think.