Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay will stay on for the 2023 NFL season, according to reports. Rumors had the soon-to-be 37-year-old coach stepping away after the 2022 season due to burnout. McVay won a Super Bowl at the end of the 2021 NFL season, but his team fell on hard times in 2022, going 5-12 to give the football coaching prodigy his first losing season. While the head coach coming back for another go-round is good for the 2023 Rams, McVay has to make some changes next season for his team to get back to the top. One of those changes is there should be no more Sean McVay play-calling. That is one responsibility he needs to give up to an assistant next season.
Sean McVay must give up Rams’ play-calling duties
There is no denying Rams head coach is an offensive genius. After an undistinguished college career as a wide receiver at Miami (OH), the grandson of former New York Giants head coach and legendary San Francisco 49ers executive John McVay took a job under Jon Gruden with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
After one season in the NFC South, Sean McVay moved on to Washington to work under Mike Shanahan and later, Jon’s brother, Jay Gruden. The young coach quickly claimed the ranks and became the team’s offensive coordinator at age 28. And three seasons later, became the youngest coach in NFL history at 31.
On the strength of his offensive genius, McVay had immediate success in the NFL. He went 24-8 in his first two seasons as a head coach (with Jared Goff as his quarterback), made two Super Bowls and won one, and came into Year 5 with a 55-26 career record.
The 2022 season was a disaster, though.
The team went 5-12, by losing nine of the final 11 games. Yes, Copper Kupp went down after Week 10, and Matthew Stafford followed after Week 11, but the team finishing 27th in points scored (307) and dead last in yards gained (4,796) is bad.