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Will Sean McVay return as the head coach of the Los Angeles Rams next season or will he bolt the rebuilding effort and take a cushy gig in a TV studio? That’s been the question swirling around the Super Bowl-winning coach for days now. Apparently, we now have our answer.

Sean McVay informed members of the Rams organization that he will be staying on as the head coach, per sources,” tweeted ESPN NFL reporter Dianna Russini on Friday afternoon.

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter then reported the news that McVay was staying a few minutes later.

Thus ends the yearly drama surrounding McVay and his television future.

Many presumed that McVay would leave the Rams given that the franchise is clearly heading towards a rebuild. He reportedly told staff members to explore other opportunities earlier in the week as well. Following Los Angeles’s 5-12 finish, he referred to their Super Bowl follow-up as a “personal failure.”

McVay won’t have it easy next year. The Rams gave up a lot of draft picks to build a Super Bowl roster two seasons ago. Now, it looks like quarterback Matthew Stafford’s career might be in jeopardy, Aaron Donald is clearly nearing the end of his career, and it’s unlikely that the franchise will be able to stock up on talent in a hurry.

We’ll have to wait and see why McVay decided to stick with the Rams instead of pursuing a TV job.

[Dianna Russini, Adam Schefter]

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