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Report: ESPN approached Sean McVay about leaving the Rams for Monday Night Football role

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We've seen people leave the broadcast for a coaching job or coaches join the broadcast after retirement, but would a young head coach ever leave his job for TV?

That's apparently what ESPN was hoping for when they reportedly approached Rams head coach and former Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay about a role on Monday Night Football. 

According to the New York Post, ESPN believed McVay could have been a "standout" in the role, which isn't all that surprising given the 34-year-old's photographic memory and ability to recall plays he ran from years ago.

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McVay obviously turned the job down as he is currently preparing for his fourth season with the Rams. ESPN's Monday night broadcast will consist of Steve Levy, Louis Riddick and Brian Griese.

Through his first three years in Los Angeles, he's made the playoffs twice and lost in Super Bowl 53 to Bill Belichick and the Patriots. McVay once alluded to the demands of coaching and his workload causing him to consider an early retirement, so perhaps a job on TV could work for him down the line. 

 

But for now, it'd be difficult to imagine someone working their entire life to become a head coach in the NFL to quickly pivot to a different career path. Stranger things have happened, though. 

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