The 49ers are reportedly scheduled to interview Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay for the team’s head-coaching vacancy.
McVay is the grandson of John McVay, who was a key contributor as a top executive to all five Super Bowl championship rings in club history. John McVay was inducted into the 49ers Hall of Fame in 2013.
Sean McVay, 30, is also reportedly set to interview with the Los Angeles Rams.
Under McVay’s direction, Washington ranked third in the NFL in total offense with 403.4 yards per game and 12th in scoring offense at 24.8 points per game. Quarterback Kirk Cousins ranked third in the NFL with 4,917 passing yards. He completed 67 percent of his pass attempts with 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
FoxSports was first to report the anticipated interview, with USA Today reporting the meeting was set for Monday.
McVay played wide receiver for the Miami of Ohio from 2004 to ’07. He entered the NFL as an offensive assistant with Tampa Bay in 2008 under Jon Gruden. After serving as an assistant under Jim Haslett for the Florida Tuskers’ undefeated season in the UFL, McVay went to Washington as an offensive assistant, then as tight ends coach under Mike Shanahan.
Coach Jay Gruden not only kept him on the Washington staff in 2014 but promoted him to offensive coordinator.