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Rams coach Sean McVay to be a guest analyst on Super Bowl pregame show

One year ago, Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay was the talk of the NFL as he led his team to a conference championship and trip to the Super Bowl. Now, McVay is back at the big game — under different circumstances, however.

The 33-year-old coach will act as a guest analyst for ESPN’s pregame show at Super Bowl LIV in Miami. The Rams failed to reach the postseason one year after winning the NFC and losing to the New England Patriots in Tom Brady’s pursuit of a sixth championship ring.

McVay spoke about the addition to the broadcast crew, via Cameron DaSilva in Rams Wire:

“I’m very honored and excited to serve as a guest analyst with ESPN for their pregame coverage of the Super Bowl,” said McVay. “I look forward to helping provide an in-depth look at both teams and highlight the specific matchups and schemes from a coaching perspective that have been instrumental in both the Chiefs and 49ers earning a chance to play for a world title.”

The Rams had a disappointing 2019 campaign all things considered. Despite finishing with a winning record at 9-7 and seeing franchise quarterback Jared Goff, the first-overall pick of the 2016 draft, continue to improve under center, Los Angeles failed to clinch a playoff spot, joining the 2012 New York Giants and 2016 Carolina Panthers as conference champs that couldn’t punch a ticket back into the postseason one year removed from Super Bowl berths.

It’s not a great sentence in history to join for the Rams, but McVay will no less be a presence at the Super Bowl even if it’s just as a broadcaster and not a competing coach.