Report: Rams finalizing deal for Kevin O’Connell as offensive coordinator

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The Rams will have an offensive coordinator this season, and that offensive coordinator is expected to be Kevin O’Connell.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Rams are finalizing a deal for O’Connell.

O’Connell succeeded Rams coach Sean McVay as offensive coordinator in Washington.

O’Connell joined Washington as quarterbacks coach in 2017 and added passing game coordinator to his title before becoming offensive coordinator in 2019.

He began his NFL coaching career as quarterbacks coach in Cleveland in 2015 and went to the 49ers as an offensive assistant a year later.

O’Connell was expected to join Ron Rivera’s staff, remaining in Washington, and then was listed as a candidate for the Eagles’ offensive coordinator job. He also might have joined Josh McDaniels if McDaniels gets the Browns’ job.

But none of that happened, and Los Angeles is O’Connell’s next move.

12 responses to “Report: Rams finalizing deal for Kevin O’Connell as offensive coordinator

  1. O’Connell better realize he’ll get fired next year after the offense struggles again. After all, it couldn’t be that McVay is in over his head.

  2. My favorite Kevin O’Connell fact: When the Patriots used a third round pick on him in ’08 (in the middle of their championship drought), the same local media members who are calling Brady washed up today were proclaiming O’Connell would be Brady’s heir apparent.

  3. Really smart move by the young man, considering how 2 of the last 3 guys to be the Rams OC are now HCs he’s practically guaranteed himself a HC job within the next 3 years if their offense produces like it has in recent years.

  4. The Rams were 11th in points scored at 24.6 per game, which means their offense did well enough to make the playoffs, but 17th in points allowed at 22.8 per game, which is less than average.

  5. You can tell the ones on here that just look at the box score then think it tells the entire story. If a down year offensively for the Rams is finishing 7th in yards and 11th in points while basically playing with a makeshift offensive line the entire season, then I would consider that to still be a dangerous offense.

  6. Considering the Rams offensive less line was below average most of the year, their running game was practically non-existent, and they finished 7th in total yards, I would say they could do very well next year.

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