Sean McVay Will Not Pursue TV Jobs In 2022

Sean McVay continues to reaffirm his commitment to the Rams. After the sixth-year Rams coach’s fiancée confirmed he did not plan to retire, Adam Schefter of adds the recent rumored NFL television shakeups will not affect McVay’s status.

The Super Bowl-winning head coach is not actively pursuing a TV job, Schefter tweets. McVay confirmed this to ESPN. While the rumblings of McVay leaving the coaching ranks at a young age may not be going away, this appears a back-burner issue for now.

McVay, 36, was linked to retirement rumors ahead of Super Bowl LVI. At the Rams’ victory parade, however, he incited a “Run it back” chant alongside Aaron Donald, who was also linked to a surprise retirement. A Donald exit would still surprise, though he has not definitively announced he is returning like McVay now has.

McVay was then mentioned as a possible option for Fox, which is set to lose top analyst Troy Aikman to ESPN, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post. Amazon also was planning a McVay pursuit, per Marchand. Aikman leaving Fox for Monday Night Football could set off major changes, with Al Michaels’ NBC play-by-play job also in flux. Michaels, linked to Amazon as well, has a good relationship with McVay, Marchand adds, bringing more smoke into this situation.

The Rams are believed to be planning another McVay extension. He is currently attached to an $8.5MM-per-year agreement, one he signed in 2019. With Tony Romo earning nearly $20MM in salary at CBS, McVay could have conceivably commanded a far more lucrative salary as a TV analyst than he does as a coach. However, the Rams should be expected to raise McVay’s coaching salary considerably this offseason. It perhaps should be the expectation this saga ends with McVay becoming the NFL’s new highest-paid HC.

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