Sean McVay is one of the highest-paid coaches in the NFL. McVay is now 37 years old and is entering his seventh season leading the Los Angeles Rams. In 2017, McVay became head coach at 30, the youngest in modern history. Los Angeles went 11-5 under McVay, who received Coach of the Year recognition from multiple outlets.
McVay made a meteoric rise up the coaching ranks, and he led the Rams to a Super Bowl appearance in his second season. This earned him a contract extension with the team, as there was speculation McVay might leave for a broadcasting job.
Sean McVay’s Career Thus Far
After signing a contract extension last year, several outlets estimated McVay’s net worth at around $40 million. His earning power as a head coach is near the top of anyone in American sports, and his value to media outlets when he stops coaching appears to be even higher.
McVay was reportedly making around $8.5 million the year he led the Rams to the championship. Sportico reported last year that his salary was $14 million a year, which made him the third-highest-paid coach in the NFL behind only the New England Patriots’ Bill Belichick and the Seattle Seahawks’ Pete Carroll.
Why Do Networks Want To Hire McVay?
McVay’s recall and ability to rattle off plays he called in past seasons have wowed fans and people all around football. Here’s an example of his ability to remember the plays and small details of each game.
McVay’s personality and football knowledge are the main reasons why he is considered a future game analyst whenever he leaves the Rams.
After the Rams won Super Bowl LVI, McVay signed another extension following reports that Amazon was interested in hiring him. The coach and team both declined to provide financial details when the five-year deal was announced.
At the time, The New York Post reported that Amazon was willing to give McVay a five-year contract worth $100 million.
Where Did McVay Start Coaching?
McVay played wide receiver for the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks from 2004 to 2007 before beginning his coaching career. He started coaching with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008 before moving to the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League.
McVay later spent seven of his nine seasons as an assistant with the Washington Commanders and was the team’s offensive coordinator from 2014 to 2016. He coached under Mike Shanahan and Jay Gruden in Washington.