The Los Angeles Rams fired head coach Jeff Fisher after the team struggled out of the gate during their first season back in Los Angeles. John Fassel became the interim head coach afterward, but the team ultimately finished with a dismal 4-12 record and a head coaching vacancy going into the offseason.
The team’s wish list contained names like Pete Carroll and Jon Gruden and after realizing the two were pipe dreams, they turned toward a more realistic target in Washington Redskins offensive coordinator, Sean McVay. He reportedly had a second meeting with Los Angeles after interviewing for the head coaching spot last week and seems to be the frontrunner for the job.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Redskins believe they will be losing McVay:
Skins bracing for OC Sean McVay to be Rams next HC. Would be very surprised if WSH replace him with an outside hire. They like their staff
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 12, 2017
The 30-year-old would be a great option to become the next head coach for the Rams as he is known for developing young quarterbacks, as evidenced by his work with Kirk Cousins. Jared Goff, who started the latter half of the season, is rough around the edges but still holds potential. If hired, McVay will be tasked with helping the signal caller become the player the Rams envisioned when they took him first overall in the 2016 NFL Draft.
McVay started his coaching career back in 2008 as an assistant wide receivers coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After a stint in the United Football League coaching for the Florida Tuskers, he returned to the NFL as an assistant tight ends coach for the Washington Redskins. He eventually became the offensive coordinator in 2014 and now finds himself as the next potential head coach for the Rams.