BY TYLER BYRUM
On Thursday the Los Angeles Rams made NFL history by hiring the youngest coach in league history, Sean McVay at 30-years-old.
At 30 years, 11 months (McVay turns 31 on Jan. 24), he beat out Lane Kiffin who became the head coach of the Oakland Raiders at 31 years, 8 months in 2007.
With the hire, there are numerous questions that McVay and the Rams organizations must face going forward. How will a team respond with a young head coach? What will the discipline of the team be? Will the players respect McVay?
One thing the franchise will not be worrying about is an older quarterback having to work with McVay, as Jared Goff is 22-years old. Goff's youth and future development was probably a main priority in the Rams bringing in the young coach after his development of Kirk Cousins over the past three seasons.
Currently there are 19 quarterbacks, who started in a game in 2016, that are older than McVay:
Brian Hoyer, 31, Chicago Bears
Matt Ryan, 31, Atlanta Falcons
Joe Flacco, 31, Baltimore Ravens
Alex Smith, 32, Kansas City Chiefs
Matt Moore, 32, Miami Dolphins
Drew Stanton, 32, Arizona Cardinals
Derek Anderson, 33, Carolina Panthers
Aaron Rodgers, 33, Green Bay Packers
Jay Cutler, 33, Chicago Bears
Ryan Fitzpatrick, 34, New York Jets
Ben Roethlisberger, 34, Pittsburgh Steelers
Matt Cassel, 34, Tennessee Titans
Philip Rivers, 35, Los Angeles Chargers
Luke McCown, 35, New Orleans Saints
Eli Manning, 36, New York Giants
Carson Palmer, 37, Arizona Cardinals
Drew Brees, 37, New Orleans Saints
Josh McCown, 37, Cleveland Browns
Tom Brady, 39, New England Patriots
It certainly helps that the Rams were the youngest team in the league this past season, with an average age of 25. Barring a massive roster takeover, which is not likely given the makeup of the team, they will be one of the youngest teams in the NFL once again in 2017.
Feel old yet?