As the Rams now pin their hopes to the youngest head coach in NFL history, they are not planning a change at GM. Les Snead will stay on for a sixth season, Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News reports (on Twitter).
While this isn’t exactly surprising at this juncture of the offseason, the team will give Snead a longer leash than Jeff Fisher. His future will now undoubtedly be tied to the success of Sean McVay and Jared Goff. While the investments in Fisher and Nick Foles did not end up working out during his tenure, it’s highly unlikely the 45-year-old personnel man will be around to pick another coach if the 30-year-old McVay isn’t ready.
After Fisher’s firing in December, Rams president Kevin Demoff didn’t give Snead — whom the franchise also signed to an extension last year — a glowing endorsement. “We’ll analyze [the front office],” Demoff said in December. The recent examination revealed Snead to be safe for now.
Snead and Fisher revived the Rams back to respectability after the organization went through one of the worst stretches in franchise history in the years prior, finishing with fewer than three wins in four of the previous five seasons. But the Snead-era Rams are now 31-48-1 and haven’t been to the playoffs since 2004.
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