Los Angeles head coach Sean McVay greets Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury after the Rams defeated the Cardinals 34-7 during a game on Dec. 1, 2019 in Glendale, Ariz.

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Reports: Sean McVay not retiring, will coach Rams in 2023

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay committed to coaching in 2023 following days of speculation that he planned to resign the post.

McVay and general manager Les Snead plan to meet to discuss staff changes, according to reports Friday. One such move could be bringing in former Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury as assistant head coach and offensive coordinator, per reports.

Sportico reported McVay is the NFL’s third-highest paid coach at $14 million per season, with only Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll netting more per season. McVay and Snead signed contract extensions through the 2026 season last summer.

Coming off a Super Bowl victory last February, McVay admitted he considered leaving coaching for a multitude of reasons.

McVay again shared his reluctance to commit to the Rams for 2023 in his season-ending press conference on Monday, taking the unprecedented step of permitting assistant coaches to interview elsewhere.

“Take the next couple of days, really be able to reflect and a lot of conversations that will dictate and determine the decision that’s best for me and my family,” McVay said Monday of when he would know his plans for next year.

Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris has multiple interviews lined up to become a head coach again, including with the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos.

Kingsbury was fired Monday as Arizona cleaned house, and the Rams lost offensive coordinator Liam Coen on Tuesday. He returned to Kentucky to be the Wildcats’ OC, a position he held in 2021 before jumping to the Rams.

McVay’s coaching tree is vast, especially when considering his age. He became the youngest coach to win the Super Bowl last February at age 36 — beating former assistant Zac Taylor and the Cincinnati Bengals for the Lombardi Trophy. Days later, McVay lost offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell, who was hired by the Minnesota Vikings.

Other former McVay assistants include Packers head coach Matt LaFleur, Chargers head coach Brandon Staley and University of Arizona head coach Jedd Fisch.

McVay was hired as head coach of the Rams in 2017 as a 30-year-old offensive wunderkind with NFL bloodlines. McVay said he considered not coaching in 2022 and reportedly was offered as much as $100 million over five years to join the Amazon Prime NFL broadcast team.

That, along with getting married and the death of his grandfather — John McVay — have all been factors for the Rams’ coach.

Los Angeles went 5-12 in 2022, a season marred by injuries to quarterback Matthew Stafford, wide receiver Cooper Kupp and defensive tackle Aaron Donald.

–Field Level Media

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