Sean McVay is apparently considering stepping away from coaching after Super Bowl LVI. This would be shocking but also would make sense.
Could Sean McVay really step away from his NFL coaching career at the age of 36? That would send shockwaves through the entire NFL community, but it certainly wouldn’t be a bad idea, given some of McVay’s goals for life off the football field.
McVay revealed during interviews at the Super Bowl that he plans on getting married over the Summer and wants to start a family. He says he’s obviously invested in the present moment, but according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, some believe that McVay might take a similar path that we saw from Jon Gruden, who won a Super Bowl very young, took a lucrative TV job, and then returned to coaching.
Obviously, Gruden’s time as a head coach came to a very unceremonious end this past season, but that’s not the point here.
The point is that McVay wants to start a family and be as fully invested there as he possibly can be.
With that in mind, you can’t help but wonder if leaving the Rams after the Super Bowl — especially if they win it — would be the best long-term option for McVay.
Let’s take a look at a trio of reasons why stepping away — win or lose in the Super Bowl — would make a lot of sense for the current Rams head coach.