NFL Rumors: McVay to Walk Away?


There aren't to many things that could damper the spirits of a Super Bowl winning franchise and its fan-base within a week of the championship game but head coach Sean McVay may have successful done just that. 



Over the course of the past two weeks rumors have speculated that a victory in Super Bowl LVI over the Bengals would consequently lead to the young head coach calling it a wrap on his already incredibly successful career. On Monday, McVay did little to alleviate any tension when he responded "We'll see," to Dylan Hernandez from the LA Times who asked if he was intending to return as head coach of the Rams next season. 

Adding to this, McVay made mention in an interview with ESPN last Friday that he doesn't intend on being a lifelong NFL coach as he expressed a strong desire to start a family in the future. During the interview McVay can be quoted saying "I want to be able to have a family, and I want to be able to spend time with them."  

Another dimension to these rumors however is the notion that McVay would generate a ton of interest if he was wishing to pursue a career in broadcasting. As per Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, he claims that McVay would easily be able to secure several million in a booth. On Monday, McVay was also asked about his interest in such matters and didn't dispel the idea only responding "I'm just enjoying this moment right now. I'm really happy to be a part of this." In this same interview with the LA Times, McVay also acknowledged that the Super Bowl victory would make his decision to walk away from football easier when he decides to make that choice.  



If this all seems surprising, it's because it is. At the time being, McVay is only 36 years old and still has two years left on his contract but the climb to return to the top looks incredibly daunting. The Rams are also facing the potential retirement of Aaron Donald, the loss of several key contributors to free agency such as Von Miller, Odell Beckham, and Sony Michel, as well as a crippling salary cap situation being $14.1 million over the cap. All in all, the Rams have a ton of work to do to refining the current roster to be able to compete for another championship and without McVay it could prove a lot more challenging.   

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