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Los Angeles Rams’ Sean McVay to make quick decision, will likely resign

Sean McVay is finishing up shop on his sixth season as the Los Angeles Rams’ head coach. For the most part, it’s been a successful tenure for the head coach in Southern California.

Despite heading into Week 18 with a 5-11 record, most of the Rams’ struggles this season have had to do with injury. That includes the likes of Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp and Aaron Donald missing extensive time for the defending Super Bowl champions.

Despite this, rumors continue to persist that McVay could surprisingly opt to resign his position following Sunday’s season finale against the Seattle Seahawks and entertain a career in broadcasting.

Fox Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer touched on this topic Sunday morning, indicating that there’s an internal belief within the Rams’ organization that McVay is headed out of dodge.

“I don’t think he’s going to take a long time to make his decision. People inside the building, they’d be more surprised if he came back than if he left.”

Report on Sean McVay’s future with the Los Angeles Rams

These rumors have persisted for some time now. McVay, 36, was previously linked to Amazon Prime and its “Thursday Night Football” package early last offseason before ultimately signing an extension with the Rams. There was also talk about a premature departure from Los Angeles immediately following the team’s Super Bowl win this past February.

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Sean McVay could actually leave the Los Angeles Rams

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Set to turn 37 on Jan. 24, McVay previously touched on rumors that he could trade in his clipboard for a broadcast gig. He didn’t necessarily shoot down the rumors in the process. “I want to be here right now, focus on that and that’s where I am at,” McVay told reporters ahead of Week 18.

It would be a stunning decision for such a young man to leave this position less than a calendar year after leading the Rams to a Super Bowl title. We have not seen something like this since the late-great John Madden resigned his position from the then-Oakland Raiders back in 1978 at the young age of 41.

McVay’s success is also comparable to the legend in that he’s posted a 60-37 record with the Rams, leading them to a championship and four playoff appearances.

As Glazer reported, any decision will likely come sooner rather than later. This would enable Sean McVay to get a head start on pursuing opportunities in the broadcasting community while helping the Rams start their search for a new head coach.