How much did Sean McVay get to stay with the Rams?

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Rams coach Sean McVay may have told the truth to Adam Schefter of ESPN, but McVay surely didn’t tell the whole truth.

Yes, McVay is staying with the Rams and he will not be pursuing television opportunities. That’s all McVay said. But there’s so much more to the story. Either Schefter didn’t ask, or McVay didn’t tell.

The reality is, most likely, that Schefter caught wind of the rumor making the round late Friday that McVay has gotten paid huge money to stay with the Rams, and that McVay was willing to provided implicit, backhanded confirmation of that fact. Coupled with the report from Andrew Marchand of the New York Post that McVay was due to meet with Amazon next week, it’s obvious that something happened to make that meeting moot.

Something surely involving Rams owner Stan Kroenke giving McVay a huge raise to stay put.

So how much? One source with knowledge of the market for head-coaching salaries estimates that, if a new deal was done, it’s between $15 million and $18 million per year. With Marchand reporting that Amazon was willing to go up to $100 million for five years, maybe McVay got even more.

For the highest-paid coaches, pegging their full compensation becomes a tricky proposition. Many get extra pay from entities other than the team. For example, Bill Belichick’s official salary with the Patriots is far less than the full extent of his overall package, which is believed to be in excess of $20 million per year.

Will McVay get $20 million or more per year? Unless McVay is willing to thump his chest and tell the world how much he makes (and some are), we’ll never know. Given that he chose not to tell Schefter about the new contract McVay undoubtedly has gotten from Kroenke, chances are we’ll never know.

31 responses to “How much did Sean McVay get to stay with the Rams?

  1. We’ll find out in the next Panama Papers where he stashes his money offshore with all the other smart people.

  2. I’m not sure why anyone would care what filthy wealthy Kroenke will pay McVay, but whatever…

  3. as my first comment was censored we’ll try again, it’s no one business how much he, me, you or anyone makes.

  4. I hope they hire Mike Zimmer. I would love to hear his offensive mind. It would probably explode when he sees teams throw the ball on 2nd and 10 or beyond the chains on third down.

  5. Lifelong Rams fan here. Mcvay has done a great job. He took over the losingest team in the NFL over the past decade and a half and put them in the playoffs his first season, in the Super Bowl his second with a very mediocre Jared Goff, whom he inherited. He was wrong to extend him after the super bowl catastrophe(no team had ever given up 13 points and lost.) But he admitted his mistake and dumped him for Stafford, who was unbelievable in this offense. Look at their record the last five seasons. He’s a motivator and a great coach, and I for one am
    Glad they are paying him top dollar

  6. McVay’s salary is between he and his employer. He’s not a publlic sector employee like a college coach. The people that know aren’t talking.

  7. Two super bowls in four years, and with two different QB’s. I’d say providing whatever it takes to keep McVay is the easiest decision the owner ever had to make.

  8. I see a lot of cap issues for this team and I am not sure how well McVay can source and develop young talent

  9. 20 mill for negotiating peace treaty in Ukraine and Syria seems fair enough. Coaching a football team? Nah.

  10. How much? Hopefully enough to not have to take his family to dinner,just buy a restaurant. Poor people, sheesh.

  11. Good man for the job but I’m afraid the Rams are not repeating. Too many FAs and a one year wonder.

  12. Why network television would offer anyone that much money to colour commentate games I’ll never understand. Just don’t sound annoying should be the criteria and there has to be plenty of former players and coaches that can do that for under $1 million per game. I’m going to watch the game for the game not because Tony Romo is doing it and will hit me with a few insights now and again.

  13. Anyone who thinks his coy response when asked about coaching next season wasn’t meant to get him a huge contract to stay with the Rams is naïve. He was never truly considering leaving. My guess is that he either leaked the story about an interview with Amazon. Could be that interview was never going to happen in the first place.

  14. There isn’t a coach alive that is worth paying 20 million a season.
    Sure he is one of the best in the business, but 20 million a season ????? Back to the remark of one of the best in the business, I do wonder how well he would fare if he had a roster that did NOT include the large number of talented players like he has had since day 1. Hard to lose when the roster is stacked isn’t it??

  15. charliecharger says:
    February 25, 2022 at 10:11 pm
    Two super bowls in four years, and with two different QB’s. I’d say providing whatever it takes to keep McVay is the easiest decision the owner ever had to make.
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    Really? You made the post on here that you “guaranteed” that Raheem Morris was going to be the next coach of the Rams “ within the next two weeks” when it was rumored that McVay might step away from coaching right after winning the SB. Now you say it was the easiest decision to keep McVay?

  16. boston steve says:
    February 25, 2022 at 10:26 pm
    I see a lot of cap issues for this team and I am not sure how well McVay can source and develop young talent

    Cooper Kupp turned out pretty well.

  17. The 2013 Washington football team had Sean McVay Kyle Shanahan and Matt Lafleur(3 super bowl coaches) on our coaching staff that saw our team go 3-13,,, I have no more tears and my hair has fallen out!!!

  18. Macvey is mouthy and over rated, Rams were lucky to win the SB and with that roster they shouldn’t have been.
    He’s had his day in the sun, definitely not worth the money, will be an also ran for the rest of his career, but a rich also ran 😏

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