Although the Los Angeles Rams are mired in their worst season since Sean McVay came to town, the wunderkind head coach has groomed several great coaches on his staff.
One does not need to look too far into the NFL level to see McVay’s coaching tree as Matt LaFleur and Kevin O’Connell have enjoyed their own success since leaving the head coach’s staff. Every year, McVay is forced to replace members of the coaching staff as they are coveted candidates for jobs and this offseason will be no different as he is set to lose multiple assistants.
Offensive coordinator Liam Coen accepted an offer to go back to Kentucky in the same role, while Ra’Shaad Samples will take his talents to Arizona State as their new wide receivers coach. However, McVay will finally catch a minor break as offensive assistant Jake Peetz will reportedly stay with the Rams despite an offer from Nebraska’s Matt Rhule, via Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated:
Source: Rams offensive assistant Jake Peetz has decided to stay in the NFL after considering an offer to join Nebraska coach Matt Rhule’s staff.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) December 10, 2022
Peetz was expected to head to Nebraska as their new quarterbacks coach and special teams assistant but instead makes the smart move to stay in Los Angeles. Peetz is in his first year on McVay’s staff and it makes sense for him to stay within an NFL organization learning under one of the best offensive minds in the game.
McVay has had a good track record of identifying talented coaches, and while Peetz has yet to assume a larger role with the offense, his time could be coming given the turnover in recent years.