Los Angeles Rams Will Permit Coaches to Explore Other Opportunities

The Los Angeles Rams could be bracing for some pretty radical changes in the coming weeks. According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, head coach Sean McVay has informed his staff that he will not stand in their way should they decide to pursue other opportunities.

Typically, a team maintains the right to block its coaches from interviewing for positions that are deemed lateral steps. However, McVay's status with the Rams is unclear as he mulls retirement, so he'll allow his staff to look for any work they desire. Offensive Coordinator Liam Coen recently left the team for the same position at Kentucky.

If a small part of McVay intends to return next season, his generous offer could be deemed self-sabotage. In any case, he'll be able to judge whether or not he wants to coach next season a little bit more clearly after he sees which of his coaches and assistants remain in the coming weeks. In all likelihood, this is the clearest sign yet that the Rams are preparing for sweeping organizational changes this offseason. 

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