When the Los Angeles Rams’ season ended in the NFC divisional round playoffs at the Green Bay Packers 11 days ago, there was no way coach Sean McVay could have envisioned the upheaval to his coaching staff that has unfolded.
McVay now has another opening on his staff as Rams’ passing game coordinator Shane Waldron has been hired by the NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks as offensive coordinator.
Seattle is planning to hire Rams’ passing game coordinator Shane Waldron for its offensive coordinator job, per source. Waldron will take over for Brian Schottenheimer.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 27, 2021
Rams losing Waldron, Brad Holmes, Ray Agnew, Joe Barry and Aubrey Pleasant.
It is a terrific promotion for Waldron, who was with McVay in Washington before coming to the Rams. Waldron, 41, has been the Rams’ tight ends coach, quarterback coach and passing-game coordinator in his four-season tenure with the Rams. Now, it is onto Seattle for Waldron.
While McVay is surely happy and proud about his assistant getting a promotion in the NFL, Waldron’s hiring in Seattle creates another void on McVay’s staff. The exodus began when defensive coordinator Brandon Staley was hired as the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers a day after the Rams’ season ended.
Rams will move quickly to fill personnel roles (Holmes, Agnew), Snead said today, & McVay likely has candidates in mind for pass game coordinator and assistant QBs coach. I expect Raheem Morris to have heavy input on ILBs and CBs. And don’t panic, there are still two ST coaches.— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) January 27, 2021
So, McVay will be busy in the coming days replacing several pieces on his staff.