IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Coach Sean McVay said he has finalized his contract extension with the Los Angeles Rams.
McVay and the Rams have not revealed terms of the long-awaited deal, but the youngest coach to ever win a Super Bowl reaffirmed his long-term commitment to Los Angeles after training at training camp on Tuesday. from UC Irvine.
“I feel good,” McVay said. “It was always kind of a really good dialogue that existed. These things, they take time, but I think it’s important.
McVay didn’t say exactly when he finalized the deal, but it apparently happened before training camp. The 36-year-old coach is entering his sixth season in charge of the Rams, and he was the NFL’s youngest coach throughout his tenure.
McVay said two weeks ago that the teams were still working on a new deal, but he also said the Rams intended to announce contract extensions for him and general manager Les Snead at the same time. On Friday, McVay said that was why he had hoped to wait to confirm his own new contract, until it was mentioned in a lengthy profile of the coach posted to ESPN.com on Tuesday.
“Les and I have always been a pair,” McVay said. “We wanted to announce this when we were both done. Mine is done. Les is doing it, but as far as wanting to show the partnership for us…that’s how I approached it. It’s something we take care of. »
McVay’s new contract is payback for an incredibly successful half-decade at the helm of the Rams, who have had five winning seasons, four playoff berths, three NFC West titles, two Super Bowl appearances and a championship over the course of its mandate.
McVay is 55-26 in the regular season and 7-3 in the playoffs with the Rams, who won nine of their last 10 games last season to claim their first title since returning to Los Angeles. The Rams beat Cincinnati 23-20 in the Super Bowl at their SoFi Stadium.
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