Rams have a contingency plan “ready to be enacted” if Sean McVay steps away

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The Rams are giving head coach Sean McVay the time and space he needs to decide whether or not he’d like to return in 2023.

But should McVay elect to step away, the Rams are prepared for it.

The team’s chief operating officer Kevin Demoff told Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times that the club has “contingency plans in a situation like this that will be ready to be enacted.”

Demoff did not disclose exactly what those plans are. But Klein notes defensive coordinator Raheem Morris and assistant head coach Thomas Brown would be internal candidates to replace McVay. But both Morris and Brown have received interview requests for head coaching positions with other organizations.

“We’ve known for some time that he was going to wait until after the season to make a decision about whether he wants to coach in 2023,” Demoff said. “We’ve always told Sean we’d give him that space to make that decision and we’ll support him in whatever direction he goes.”

Demoff added there’s no timetable for McVay, who turns 37 later this month, to make his decision.

“We view it however he sees it,” Demoff said. “There’s no deadline or answers we’re seeking aside from making sure we want the best for him.”

In his six years as Rams head coach, McVay has compiled a 60-38 record with a 7-3 postseason record, two trips to the Super Bowl, and one championship.

10 responses to “Rams have a contingency plan “ready to be enacted” if Sean McVay steps away

  1. But should McVay elect to step away, the Rams are prepared for it.


    Just because people say they are prepared for the worst doesn’t mean they are. Look at the Crypto exchanges.

    The Rams are screwed if he stays and screwed if he doesn’t so does it really matter?

  2. I doubt McVay is going anywhere. He won’t want to go out a loser. Coaches don’t retire after a season like the one we just had. A lot of them get fired, but no one retires.

    Also, the Rams have plenty of picks in the 2023 draft. We won’t have a first round pick and will miss out the opportunity to draft players like Trey Lance, Velus Jones, Lewis Cine, Devonte Wyatt, Kaiir Elam, Evan Neal, Ryan Leaf, Joey Harrington, JaMarcus Russell … you get the idea.

    A lot of the people who comment just want the Rams to fail. Most of the country wanted the Bengals to win the Super Bowl. Some of you are still crying about it. We’ll be back even stronger next year. Go Rams!

  3. That emergency plan is the same as every other team who loses a HC. Start interviewing for a new one

  4. McVay could be burnt out and you never know the whole story but from the outside it seems like he’s quitting on this team. He knew the risk when they went all in all those years. With him and Les Snead I’m confident they could rebuild. I mean Seattle did it in a year. Without him, not so much as he’s the straw that stirs the drink there in LA.

  5. Sean McVay will follow the Sean Payton plan (soon to just be referred to as simply the Sean Plan), which is enacted when a successful head coach sees that his team’s run has ended and is going to be bad for a long time. Coach “retires,” spends a year or two making good cash on TV, then gets his pick of a good situation when he decides to return. Established coaches will never have to go through a rebuilding process again.

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