The Redskins are deep into their search for a new defensive coordinator. While they’re looking around the league they might want to take notes on offensive coordinators, too.
The man who currently holds that job is Sean McVay. On Thursday he interviewed for the Rams’ vacant head coaching job. Apparently, he impressed them.
According to Pro Football Talk, the Rams organization is doing a lot of follow up on McVay.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Rams are spending a lot of time doing their homework on Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay. The 30-year-old has generated plenty of buzz, and his work with Kirk Cousins apparently has prompted folks in L.A. to believe that McVay could get the most out of 2016 No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff.
This doesn’t mean that McVay to the Rams is a done deal. The PFT article has a long list of candidates under consideration for the job including Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott and Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
In any case, it looks like McVay has found his way onto the short list in Los Angeles and the Redskins should already be thinking about a replacement. The most obvious candidate is already on the staff. Bill Callahan has been coordinating the running game as well as the offensive line for the last two seasons. They may want to keep him with the O-line every day, though. Quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh was the offensive coordinator for the Bears and Ravens from 1997-2004 so he is another in-house potential candidate.