When told last Thursday of reports that tight ends coach Sean McVay will become offensive coordinator in Washington, new head coach Jay Gruden quipped, “Nice, good for Sean.”
Indeed it is.
Via multiple reports, McVay has received the promotion from position coach. It’s an unusual development given the team’s record last season; often, 3-13 gets the head coach fired along with most of the staff. Those who stay rarely are rewarded.
McVay has been. And at age 27 he steps onto the same fast track that former Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan occupied.
Aiding McVay is the fact that he has worked with Gruden both in Tampa and with the UFL’s Florida Tuskers, where Gruden served as head coach.