Originally published by RamsNewswire.com
When the Los Angeles Rams hired Sean McVay ahead of the 2017 season, he became the youngest head coach in modern NFL history at just 30 years of age.
What McVay has accomplished in his first three seasons with the Rams is unfathomable considering what he started with as he has won two division championships and taken the team to a Super Bowl while remaining the youngest head coach in the league by far.
The lifespan of an NFL head coach is not always long though, so it is not a surprise that McVay is already discussing when he plans to hang it up.
“That’s a good question. Hopefully still with the Rams unless I’ve gotten myself so worked up that I wasn’t feeling good enough to still coach,” McVay said.
McVay added that burning out is something he needs to worry about considering how much he cares about success:
“Yeah, absolutely it is,” McVay said. “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. And I am confident that we’ll be able to achieve a better balance and will lead to more sustainability moving forward.”
McVay has had more time to spend with his family, being forced to work from home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. That has given him some much-needed perspective as he gets set to start his own family in the future:
“The other thing, too, is what I’ve really seen from a lot of my close friends, once you get into that point where, hey, I’m gonna get married next year, obviously want to be able to have kids. That perspective of, all right, now you’ve got a real reason to live when you’ve got a family, you’ve got something else,” he said. “I think that balance and that appreciation for those things where it’s not just all football will help toward a goal of just being able to sustain and be healthier overall.”
The addition of McVay has turned the entire Rams franchise around in recent years, turning them from one of the worst teams in the league to a consistent threat to win it all.
While he won’t be retiring any time soon, McVay has every right to make the correct decision for him and his family when the time comes. Until then though, the focus is on the 2020 season and getting the Rams back to the postseason.
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