Rams select Sean McVay as head coach

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In a statement posted on their website, the Los Angeles Rams hired former Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay as their new head coach.

Although he has never played professional football , McVay has been around the game his entire life. His grandfather is John McVay, who was the general manager of the San Francisco 49ers during the 1980s and early 90s when the Niners won five Super Bowls.

McVay has served as an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Florida Tuskers of the Unified Football League before going to the Redskins. He has learned the coaching job under John and Jay Gruden, and most recently Mike Shanahan in Washington.

In a press release from the Rams, McVay said, “I  am incredibly honored by this opportunity and I want to start by thanking Mr. Kroenke and Kevin Demoff for their faith in me to lead the Los Angeles Rams as head coach. Collectively, we are committed to building a championship caliber team, and I’m excited to start that process and make our fans proud.”

 The Press release offered some information on McVay’s success with the Redskins.

Last season his offensive unit finished second in the NFL in passing yards per game (297.4), passing yards per play (7.84) and yards per play (6.4). Under McVay’s leadership, the 2016 Redskins became the first team in franchise history to average more than 400 yards per game in a single season and their 6,454 total net yards also set a team record, which was previously established in 1989. The Redskins concluded 2016 as the NFL’s third-ranked offense and with three Pro Bowlers on offense (TE Jordan Reed, G Brandon Scherff, T Trent Williams).

At the age of 30, McVay is the youngest person to become a head coach in the NFL.

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