Even at just 30 years old, Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay has been touted as someone who could make a very successful head coach someday. According to various reports, it sounds like he'll get his first shot to land that promotion this week.
The Los Angeles Rams, who are coming off an ugly 4-12 season and are surely eager to find someone with a fresh approach to galvanize the team's new fan base in California, are set to interview McVay in the near future, says Mike Garafolo. That interview will take place on Thursday, per Albert Breer, who also mentioned the Broncos may "check in" on him, too.
Now, the Rams are still early in the process of finding their next leader, and they're also considering a host of other names, including Josh McDaniels, Doug Marrone and possibly even Sean Payton. However, the fact that McVay is in the running is notable, and shows how highly regarded he is around the NFL.
Along with Jay Gruden, the young coordinator has been credited with elevating the Redskins' offense into the league's elite. Sure, detractors will point to the issues Washington had in the red zone this season, but overall, that shouldn't do much of anything to diminish his value in the eyes of other front offices.
After all, it didn't harm the way some of his players see him:
Chris Thompson on @MikeGarafolo report that Sean McVay will intvw for Rams job: "I'm not surprised." Says McVay will be a head coach soon— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) January 2, 2017
Colt McCoy on Sean McVay - "No doubt about it" he's ready to be a head coach. Colt said "sky is the limit" for McVay— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) January 2, 2017
Regardless of whether the Rams hire him or not, the experience figures to be a beneficial one for McVay. He's moved up the ranks quickly in D.C., yet for him to take that next step, he'll almost certainly have to go elsewhere. Interviewing with Los Angeles signals that he has a desire to do so.
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