Sean McVay Jan 1, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay walks off the field after the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

While rumors swirl around Sean McVay and whether or not he will return as the head coach of the Los Angeles Rams next season, he’s made it clear to his coaching staff that if they find another job they should probably consider taking it.

That’s according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, who reported that McVay “has permitted his coaching staff to search for other jobs without resistance, per sources. McVay said in a staff meeting that he doesn’t know what he will do next year and won’t block those who want to explore opportunities.”

A year removed from winning the Super Bowl, the Rams finished the 2022-2023 season 5-12 after dealing with injuries to stars Matthew StaffordCooper Kupp, and Aaron Donald. Now, the franchise is likely facing a rebuild, and it’s thought that McVay isn’t all too interested in doing that.

The Rams coach is also fielding speculation that he is being considered for an NFL analyst role with a TV network. Asked about those rumors last week, McVay called the speculation “flattering,” but noted, “I want to be here right now, focus on that and that’s where I’m at.”

McVay, who is the highest-paid coach in the NFL, is under contract through 2026, but he could opt out to take a TV job. It sure sounds like he’s strongly considering it.

[ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler]

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