On Thursday afternoon, the Los Angeles Rams announced the hiring of Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay as their new head coach.
The 30-year-old spent six seasons with the Redskins, initially as the tight ends coach before taking over as offensive coordinator in 2014.
If you were to take a survey of offensive players at the Redskins' facility in Ashburn, Va. regarding McVay, you would likely get similar answers across the board. Most of the Redskins players liked McVay as a person and as a coach and think he's destined for big things.
Shortly after the announcement was made on Thursday, DeSean Jackson commented on the hire to ABC7 News' Erin Hawksworth.
Here's @DeSeanJackson11 on new Rams head coach Sean McVay. pic.twitter.com/smhMG0EcWI— Erin Hawksworth (@ErinHawksworth) January 12, 2017
Jackson's arrival in Washington, D.C. coincided with McVay becoming the offensive coordinator.
Jackson holds the young coach in high regard, and with Jackson currently set to become a free agent and one who calls Los Angeles home, Jackson to the Rams is not out of the realm of possibility.
But Jackson wasn't the only Redskins player to congratulate McVay on the new gig.
Kirk Cousins, who flourished in McVay's system as the full-time starting quarterback beginning in 2015, had brief, but kind words for his now former-coach.
Really happy for Sean McVay!— kirkcousins8 (@KirkCousins8) January 12, 2017
Jay Gruden also weighed in, per Hawksworth.
With the firing of Joe Barry as defensive coordinator, the Redskins now have two major coaching positions that need to be filled.
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