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The Redskins’ search for a new offensive coordinator starts right now.

The Los Angeles Rams have announced that Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay will the their new head coach. At 30, McVay becomes the youngest head coach in league history.

While many in the organization believed that McVay would some day become a head coach, few thought that this would be the year.

Usually it takes a few times through the cycle of interviews to land a job but apparently the Rams were impressed with McVay.

They interviewed him initially last week and then conducted a second interview yesterday before announcing the hiring on Twitter today.

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Under McVay the Redskins set a team record for total offense in a season with 6.454 yards.

The offense was innovative and, obviously, very effective. Quarterback Kirk Cousins went from a backup with an uncertain future to a starter who passed for nearly 5,000 yards in 2016.

The Rams are hoping that McVay can work some magic with Jared Goff, the second-year QB who ws the top pick in the 2916 draft. Goff struggled as a rookie and star running back Todd Gurley called the Rams' scheme "a middle school offense" during the season. That will change under McVay. 

 

The Redskins now are looking for coordinators on both sides of the ball. They fired defensive coordinator Joe Barry a week ago and they started into the interview process this week with meetings with Gus Bradley and Mike Pettine.

They could look internally first, with both offensive line coach Bill Callahan and quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh being strong choices.

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