Teams doing due diligence on Redskins offensive guru Sean McVay
Washington's offensive coordinator about to be hot name on coaching carousel
Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay is not as well known as many of the other head-coaching candidates likely to interview for jobs this offseason, but league sources said NFL teams weighing potential coaching changes have already begun doing due diligence on him.
McVay, only 30 years old, is viewed as a coaching prodigy of sorts, and his rapid rise up Washington's staff and continued success with quarterback Kirk Cousins and that proficient offense is drawing rave reviews.
McVay has been with the Redskins since 2010, coming in as an assistant tight ends coach after spending the previous season in the United Football League. McVay coached Washington's tight ends for two years and has served as offensive coordinator since 2014.
His play-calling and motivational skills are substantial and his work with Cousins -- a former backup quarterback drafted in the fourth round who has set franchise records the past two seasons -- has generated a strong buzz.
The trend in recent years has been to hire play-callers and quarterback gurus. While many believed before the season started that McVay might need another year or two, if the Washington offense -- ranked in the top five in many key metrics -- continues on this pace, I'd anticipate McVay getting interview requests from other clubs come January.
McVay played receiver at Miami of Ohio and his grandfather, John McVay, is a former head coach with the Giants.
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