How Los Angeles Rams’ Sean McVay became the youngest head coach in the NFL

Head coach Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams leaves the field after winning the NFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on January 12, 2019.

“He understood the whole offense and he was a great leader,” said Montgomery.

But McVay’s dad, Tim, tells The Washington Post that his son was not always clear on whether or not he actually wanted to coach. “He was like any college kid, wondering, ‘What the heck am I going to do when I get out of college?'”

After graduating in 2008, McVay connected with long-time family friend Jon Gruden, at the time the coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He offered McVay an entry-level job with the team as a gopher.

“How many kids are able to get hired right in the NFL right out of college?” Tim said. “Not many. All of a sudden, boom, he’s right in, working as an assistant to Jon. He embraced it.”

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