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Sean McVay, Les Snead Expected to Agree to Contract Extensions Soon, Rams COO Says

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVMarch 30, 2022

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Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay and general manager Les Snead will receive contract extensions after leading the team to a Super Bowl title, chief operating officer Kevin Demoff said Tuesday, via Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times.

"They have an amazing working relationship," Demoff said of McVay and Snead. "You’d be foolish, when you look at how hard it is in this league to win, not to try to keep together a pair that’s done it really well."

Snead has been the team's GM since 2012 and hired McVay in 2017. The duo led Los Angeles to the Super Bowl in 2018 and won it all last season with a 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Both men have two years left on their current contracts after previously earning extensions after the 2018 season.

McVay has a 55-26 regular-season record, won the league's Coach of the Year award in 2017 and has not had a losing season in five years at the helm. Snead helped turn around an organization that was 2-14 before he arrived, making aggressive trades for key players Matthew Stafford, Jalen Ramsey, Von Miller and more.

"They're the architects of this run," Demoff said of the duo.

While they each deserved a new contract after the success, it is especially important to lock down McVay, who has significant opportunities outside coaching.

Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported both Fox and Amazon planned pursuits of the 36-year-old as an announcer this offseason. A source told Peter King of NBC Sports that he could be offered more than $15 million per year in a broadcaster role.

McVay has since told ESPN's Adam Schefter that he will return to the sidelines for the Rams in 2022, but the opportunity could be available in future seasons.      

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