Much of the debate and storylines heading into the Los Angeles Rams playoff game against the Lions will involve Matthew Stafford vs Jared Goff. Whether Goff or Stafford will get the last laugh against their former teams is going to be a hot topic long after the game kicks off Sunday.
The debate fans across the NFL community should be taking a closer look at is Sean McVay’s Hall of Fame credentials. Following the departures of Pete Carroll and Bill Belichick in the last couple days, McVay is one of the longest tenured head coaches in the league.
Sean McVay, still the youngest head coach in the NFL, is also now the 4th-longest tenured— TurfShowTimes (@TurfShowTimes) January 11, 2024
McVay is tied for the fourth-longest mark with Sean McDermott and Kyle Shanahan who were also hired in 2017. All three trail only Andy Reid, John Harbaugh and Mike Tomlin in the longevity department. With all the coaching changes going on, it should make LA fans feel grateful for all McVay has accomplished in his seven seasons with the Rams.
Here are his career achievements (so far) during his relatively brief stay in Hollywood:
77-48 regular season & postseason record (trails only John Robinson in career wins by a Rams HC)
Six winning seasons in seven years
Three NFC West titles
Five playoff berths
Two NFC Championship game appearances
One Super Bowl win (LVI)
At age 36, McVay was the youngest head coach to ever win a Super Bowl. All of his accomplishments seem deserving of the hallowed halls of Canton. Not to mention, he had a HOF impact in forever changing NFL hiring practices. Teams have been searching for their own version of Sean McVay ever since he was hired to lead LA at just 30 years old.
Sean McVay is still the youngest HC in the #NFL.— Tom in Cali (@RamsBeat) January 11, 2024
Yet only five current HCs have been a HC longer than McVay (7 years). And McVay has a higher playoff win percentage (70%) than all of them.
As most people know, McVay is also the youngest HC to win a Super Bowl.
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On the surface, McVay has a borderline Hall of Fame case. I personally believe he has a little ways to go before being immortalized forever. His remarkable work in getting the Rams back into the playoffs at 10-7 after the disastrous 5-12 failed repeat quest last season boosted his candidacy in my eyes.
Turf Show Ramily I’d like to hear from YOU! What are your thoughts on the Sean McVay Hall of Fame talk? Would you consider him a Hall of Fame candidate already? Or if you don’t, what else does McVay need to do to pad his resume? Drop your thoughts in the comments!