Sean McVay reveals he has a contract extension with LA Rams | Radio WGN 720

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Coach Sean McVay said he’s finalized his contract extension with the Los Angeles Rams.

McVay and the Rams did not reveal terms of the long-awaited deal, but the youngest coach to ever win a Super Bowl reaffirmed his long-term commitment to Los Angeles after training at training camp on Tuesday. from UC Irvine.

“I feel good,” McVay said. “It was always kind of a very good dialogue that existed. These things, they take time, but I think it’s important.

McVay didn’t say when he finalized the deal, but it apparently happened before training camp. The 36-year-old coach is entering his sixth season in charge of the Rams, and he was the NFL’s youngest coach throughout his tenure.

McVay said two weeks ago the teams were still working on a new contract, but he also said the Rams intended to announce contract extensions for him and general manager Les Snead at the same time. On Friday, McVay said that was why he had hoped to wait to confirm his deal, until it was mentioned in a lengthy profile of the coach posted to ESPN.com on Tuesday.

“Les and I have always been a pair,” McVay said. “We wanted to announce this when we were both done. Mine is done. Les is doing it, but as far as wanting to show the partnership for us…that’s how I approached it. It’s something we take care of. »

McVay’s new contract is payback for an incredibly successful half-decade at the helm of the Rams, who have had five winning seasons, four playoff berths, three NFC West titles, two Super Bowl appearances and a championship over the course of its mandate.

McVay is 55-26 in the regular season and 7-3 in the playoffs with the Rams, who won nine of their last 10 games last season to claim their first title since returning to Los Angeles. The Rams beat Cincinnati 23-20 in the Super Bowl at their SoFi Stadium.

McVay often acknowledged the exhaustion he felt during and after NFL seasons, and he openly discussed the idea of ​​moving to the broadcast booth in the near future during the Rams’ Super Bowl run.

Although Amazon was apparently among the broadcasters interested in McVay, the coach quickly decided he wasn’t interested in changing his profession just yet — especially not with another Rams-laden team returning this fall. Los Angeles is committed to keeping its Super Bowl window open for the foreseeable future, and McVay is a key part of the plan.

Along with the new deal for McVay and the ongoing contract for Snead, the team re-signed seven-time All-Pro defensive lineman Aaron Donald – making him the highest-paid non-quarterback in franchise history. the NFL – with quarterback Matthew Stafford and Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp both stuck until 2026.

The Rams also re-signed starting offensive linemen Joseph Noteboom and Brian Allen in the offseason and acquired free agent wide receiver Allen Robinson and linebacker Bobby Wagner.

Snead has been in charge of the Rams since February 2012, presiding over their final years in St. Louis before the hiring of McVay sparked a stunning half-decade. Snead’s partnership with McVay has only grown stronger in recent years, with Snead’s aggressive personnel moves fueling McVay’s innovative coaching style.

Since arriving in Los Angeles and immediately traded to draft Jared Goff at No. 1 overall in 2016, Snead has built a vaunted reputation as a bold executive. The Alabama native has repeatedly given up his top draft picks while swinging trades to acquire established stars from Jalen Ramsey and Stafford to Von Miller and Odell Beckham Jr., making the Rams a top destination for veterans of the NFL who want to fight for titles.

Although they joined the Rams five years apart, McVay has repeatedly said that he and Snead are related.

“I think we’re all on the same page,” McVay said. “Only the natural semantics should take place. I know everyone anticipates and expects this to happen, but these are things that sometimes take time. But it’s important because of the partnership that Les and I share.

NOTES: McVay wasn’t happy with his offensive performance during team drills against the Rams defense on Tuesday. “Not good enough offensively,” he said. “Going back and watching the movie will be fine. We have a long, long way to go. We are nowhere near where we need to be. Nobody needs to press the panic button, but we need to start having a little more sense of urgency overall, especially on the attacking side of the ball. … LB Chris Garrett missed practice with a groin injury, and McVay isn’t sure how long he’ll be out. Fellow frontrunners Leonard Floyd, who has a lingering ankle injury, and Terrell Lewis also got rest days.

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