Sean McVay has only been an NFL head coach for three seasons with the Los Angeles Rams, but he is already widely renowned as one of the best football minds in the game. But how long can McVay actually keep this up?
During an appearance on The MMQB Podcast this week, McVay made it abundantly clear that he is very wary of the potential of a burn out:
“That’s something that I do need to be aware of because if you’re not careful – I just know the way that I’m going at it, you’re like, realistically, this isn’t the right way to do it, but you’re such a grinder and it’s kind of being able to step back, being still is going to be a key thing,” McVay said. “And I am confident that we’ll be able to achieve a better balance and will lead to more sustainability moving forward.”
McVay was named head coach of the Rams in 2017. During his first year with the club, he transformed the offense, and Los Angeles went from a 4-12 club to an 11-win squad that won the NFC West division title.
The following year, McVay was even more impressive, as the Rams went 13-3, captured the NFC West crown yet again, and made it all the way to the Super Bowl, where they ultimately lost to the New England Patriots.
Los Angeles took a bit of a step back in 2019, going 9-7 and missing the playoffs altogether.
It’s now up to McVay to make the necessary adjustments to try and lead the Rams back to prominence.