Sean McVay Won’t Coach Rams If Wife Goes Into Labor With First Child On Game Day
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Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay loves football as much as anyone, although in the last few years his priorities have gone beyond just the game and his profession.

After the Rams won the Super Bowl in Feb. 2022, McVay married his now wife Veronika and a little over a year later, the couple announced they will be expecting their first child sometime this season.

That day is almost here, and McVay discussed how Veronika is doing and how excited he is to be a father for the first time.

“It’s coming up here in the next couple weeks, so could be any day now,” McVay said. “Really feel fortunate that it’s been a smooth pregnancy. My wife has been incredible and so it hasn’t quite hit me yet. I know he’s active right now and it seems like he’s ready to come at any moment. What a blessing that’ll be and what an amazing job my wife Veronika has done in terms of just handling the pregnancy. She’s a stud and so this gives me a total gratitude and appreciation and newfound respect just kind of watching it unfold in real time and when the little guy comes here, it’ll be such a blessing for us, but it could be any day now.”

Even though he is fully committed to the Rams still after returning for his seventh season, McVay admitted that he would miss a game if his wife went into labor on a Sunday.

“In terms of if he comes during a game or something like that? I won’t be at the game,” he said.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise and no one should have a problem with it as family should always come first, especially when it comes to the birth of a child.

Going off how great McVay is with these players, there’s no doubt that he will be an outstanding father as well whenever their son does come.

If McVay is forced to miss a game though, it is unclear who would act as head coach in his place. It would likely be defensive coordinator Raheem Morris due to his past head coaching experience with offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur taking over play-calling duties.

It remains to be seen if that will be necessary though, so that is a bridge the Rams will cross when and if they get to it in the coming weeks.