The Redskins promoted Sean McVay from tight ends coach to offensive coordinator last week, a move that represented a big promotion for the 27-year old assistant.
As it turns out, he won’t be taking on all the responsibilities typically associated with the coordinator job. During an interview with John Keim of ESPN.com, McVay described head coach Jay Gruden as the offensive coordinator who would call plays while McVay will fill his time with other responsibilities.
“It’ll be one of those deals where I help Jay wherever I need to fill in. I’ll coach quarterbacks this year too,” McVay said. “Jay will be the offensive coordinator and call the plays. But my job is to help as much as I can to implement the game plan. How involved I’ll be as far as install, we haven’t decided that yet. I want to give a bunch of ideas as if I’m putting the game plan together.”
While McVay served as a tight ends coach last year, his return and move to working with quarterbacks provides a link to what the team was doing with quarterback Robert Griffin III in his first two years. McVay’s also worked with Gruden in the past, which should make him well-suited to the task of helping Griffin bridge the gap between the two systems.