Rams announce Sean McVay “is excited to return in 2023”

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After concluding the 2022 season with an overtime loss to the Seahawks, Rams coach Sean McVay legitimized speculation that he may walk away from the team. The following day, he made his deliberations regarding a potential resignation even more clear.

Now, the Rams have announced that McVay has decided to stay put.

“Sean McVay informed the team he is excited to return next season,” the team announced.

It’s a surprise that he’s staying, given that he was so open and blatant about the possibility of leaving. On Sunday, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports said that “there’s more people inside the building, when you talk to them, they’d be more surprised if he came back than if he left.”

Some think McVay pondered leaving so that he could take a job in TV. The best TV jobs aren’t available this year; he could have had the Amazon analyst job that went to Kirk Herbstreit or possibly the ESPN/ABC slot that went to Troy Aikman, if McVay had been ready to go in 2022.

The thinking this time around is that McVay envisions the Rams as being in the midst of a full-blown rebuild. And they definitely seem to be. But McVay “is excited to return” to a team that may not create much excitement in 2023, frankly.

Then there’s the fact that McVay’s recent candor regarding possibility leaving will become an annual thing. Why wouldn’t it be? Rarely if ever has a coaching given so much credence to the possibility of leaving. The questions will loom until he finally does, year after year after year until the last year has come and gone.

35 responses to “Rams announce Sean McVay “is excited to return in 2023”

  1. Despite constantly being in the public eye, some of these megalomaniacs still crave attention.

  2. Him coming back was always a possibility.

    Seems a lot of people weren’t allowing for it.

  3. the rams condition is not really his fault, the defense just basically fell apart because of Aaron Donald being gone and the offense took a big hit after KOC left for the vikings, this has sadly lead to complete meltdown of the defending super bowl champions.

  4. Not sure what happens if a coach fails to serve out their contract like Payton did and McVay seemed to be considering. Does the team always have the right to demand compensation, or only as long as the contract was originally to last? I think Kroenke may be saying “if you leave I will never agree to trade your rights – you’ll never coach again so you better like being on TV forever”.

  5. Not a rams fan but the amount of people acting like he can’t coach is laughable. Three out of their best four players were injured. Not saying they would have repeated but if all stay healthy they win more than 5 games

  6. McVay is less excited that the networks didn’t throw bags of cash at his feet this year.

  7. Some decisions should not be made in public. Wonder what his players think of a wishy washy coach. If he is not all in, will they be?

  8. Yeah right. He’s not excited to return. He wasn’t even sure that he wanted to return.

    I love it how the franchises spin the “facts”.

  9. Danielle K says:
    January 13, 2023 at 6:08 pm
    49ers fans very excited
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    Rams fans are excited to see how Shanahan and Clara melts again in the playoffs.

  10. He didn’t become a great coach overnight nor did he become a bad coach overnight. He understands he has OPTIONS and so do the Rams. It just like a chess game.

  11. Clearly he’s not excited. Yes they got a title, that’s what it’s all about, but they have mortgaged the future and they know it. Sean surely does or he wouldn’t always be thinking of running away. Stan probably demanded he stay and likely told him for the rest of his time in LA he will be forced to wear those cute “F Them Picks” shirts. Again, they did win a championship, but I see no way they contend again for several years, or longer.

  12. Talk about having your cake and eating it too. The money for playing a kids game has gotten so bad that players and coaches are not really dedicated to committing to it anymore. Look how many players retire early or like OBJ, who has lost reality. No one wants that distraction or headache of an over paid has been.

  13. I don’t agree the Rams are in full rebuild. They had huge injuries to almost every star player. QB, WR, d line, o line, d back, and more. If they can simply get healthy and stay so, they can contend in 2023.
    I’d also wager there are many teams who’d kill to get McVay.

  14. With SF and SEA having questions at QB ( Purdy and Geno are nice feelgood stories, but are they long term answers?), and Arizona being Arizona, the Rams could very well rebound…McVay is the guy to bring the Rams back.

  15. Told his asst. coaches they could talk to other teams, which indicated he was probably leaving. Now he’s back ? That doesn’t scream stability. Sounds like this will be a yearly mood swing, depending on their record.

  16. Hes overrated…made no adjustments in losing to an inferior Patriots team in the Super Bowl..gotta have the spotlight, Niners have this division on the lock in the short term..

  17. This year has really been like post-1999 all over again. I know Vikings fans can’t quite relate, but when your team wins the Super Bowl, some people get really unhinged about it and develop some super weird opinions about your team. The comments here really illustrate that. Anyway, Super Bowl LVI Champions forever, hugs and kisses to all haters

  18. theoriginalsurferbob says:
    January 13, 2023 at 10:34 pm
    Clearly he’s not excited. Yes they got a title, that’s what it’s all about, but they have mortgaged the future and they know it. Sean surely does or he wouldn’t always be thinking of running away. Stan probably demanded he stay and likely told him for the rest of his time in LA he will be forced to wear those cute “F Them Picks” shirts. Again, they did win a championship, but I see no way they contend again for several years, or longer.
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    Yep. The “F Them Picks” strategy was used on proven players (Stafford and Ramsey) which landed them a SB. Clara also used the F them picks strategy in burning three ones and a three in drafting Trey Lance. The difference being Snead won those trades and Clara failed miserably.

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