Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2017 – 6:23 PM
The Los Angeles Rams Thursday named Sean McVay, who has been offensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins for three years, the team’s new head coach.
At 30 years old, McVay — who has no NFL head coaching experience — is the youngest person to lead an NFL team.
Prior to becoming offensive coordinator, he spent three seasons as the club’s tight ends coach and one season as an offensive assistant. He joined the league in 2008 as an offensive assistant with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“The accomplishments and success that he has rendered in less than a decade in our league are remarkable,” Rams owner Stan Kroenke said. “I am confident in his vision to make this team a consistent winner and to ultimately bring a Super Bowl title home to Los Angeles.”
McVay is the 23rd head coach in the team’s history, and he replaces Jeff Fisher, who was fired Fisher Dec. 12. Fisher, who had been the team’s head coach since 2012, had a 31-45-1 record with the team.
The Rams finished the 2016-17 season with a 4-12 record, ending with a seven-game losing streak. It was the team’s worst record since 2011 when they were 2-14. It was also the team’s 10th straight losing season.
McVay, however, exuded confidence.
“I am incredibly honored by this opportunity and I want to start by thanking Mr. Kroenke and (chief operating officer) Kevin Demoff for their faith in me to lead the Los Angeles Rams as head coach,” McVay said. “Collectively, we are committed to building a championship-caliber team, and I’m excited to start that process and make our fans proud.”
Under McVay’s leadership, the Redskins’ offense finished second this season in passing yards per game (297.4), passing yards per play (7.84) and yards per play (6.4). The team averaged more than 400 yards per game and set a team record with 6,454 total net yards, ending the regular season as the NFL’s third-ranked offense.