The prospect of the Redskins losing offensive coordinator Sean McVay continues to grow. McVay has already interviewed with the Rams and 49ers, and now reports show he is expected to interview again with Los Angeles.
Sources: Sean McVay had a second meeting with the #Rams. Interviewed for head coaching job last week. Things heating up in L.A.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 11, 2017
Should LA hire McVay, he would be the youngest head coach in NFL history at 30 years old. The Rams are an interesting prospect for McVay, as his work with Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is certainly a big highlight in his career. Cousins' development as an NFL starter is not all attributable to McVay, but the coordinator has been a big part of the quarterback's ascension.
With the Rams, McVay would get to work with 2016 No. 1 overall draft pick Jared Goff. The rookie did not look impressive in seven starts this season, throwing nearly 1,100 yards, five touchdowns, seven interceptions and completing just 54 percent of his passes. Still, he has a lot of promise, and McVay would be tasked with tapping into it.
Losing McVay would be a blow for Washington, as the Redskins offense has steadily improved under his tenure at coordinator. Jay Gruden would have to decide on a new play caller, though many expect the position would be filled internally.
One wrinkle in the McVay story is his reported preference of defensive coordinator should he get the Rams job.
If Sean McVay lands the Rams' HC job, his top option for DC would be Broncos DC Wade Phillips, per league sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 11, 2017
If McVay gets hired in LA, and then hires Phillips, that would eliminate the former Broncos defensive coordinator from the Redskins open job.
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