Rams DC Wade Phillips jokingly suggests his son should be head coaching candidate since he knows Sean McVay
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay is the brightest young mind in the NFL right now. He is just 32 years old, but many feel he is the best coach not named Bill Belichick in the league.
McVay is so highly thought of, as a matter of fact, that Matt LaFleur, who spent one year as his offensive coordinator in 2017, was hired as head coach of the Green Bay Packers.
In that case, why not just let anyone who knows McVay earn a head-coaching job?
That’s essentially what Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said in a tongue-in-cheek remark this week, saying that his son, Wes (who is the Washington Redskins’ tight ends coach) knows McVay, so why not give him a call?
“Wes is a young offensive coach who knows Sean McVay, if anyone is looking for a head coach,” Phillips said jokingly, according to Rich Hammond of The Orange County Register.
But in all seriousness, McVay’s impact in his two years as Rams head coach has been so powerful that other NFL teams are looking to replicate what Los Angeles did in hiring a young coach with potential. That is exactly why the Packers, a prestigious organization that you would think would go after a big name, hired LaFleur.
Thus far, McVay has gone 24-8 during his brief tenure as Rams coach, 25-9 if you include playoffs.
Prior to coaching Los Angeles, McVay served as offensive coordinator for the Redskins from 2014 through 2016.