Rams go bold, hire 30-year-old Sean McVay

The Los Angeles Rams announced the hiring of Sean McVay late Thursday afternoon.

McVay, who turns 31 on January 24, will replace Jeff Fisher and become the youngest head coach since Art "Pappy" Lewis for the Cleveland Rams, who took the job in 1938 at 27 years old, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

McVay will turn 31 at the end of this month.

The Rams will expect that McVay can bring a new spark to the offense similar to that in Washington.

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On Thursday morning, there were reports swirling around that the Los Angeles Rams were zeroing in on Sean McVay to be their next head coach. "I am confident in his vision to make this team a consistent victor and to ultimately bring a Super Bowl title home to Los Angeles". The team finished 31st in both passing yards and rushing yards, and last in total offense and scoring offense in 2016.

With the Rams, McVay's success will be determined by how much he can get from former first overall pick Jared Goff. When Fisher coached his first National Football League game, McVay was eight years old. If that's the case, the Rams would have a good offensive coach (McVay) and a good defensive coach (Phillips) leading the way, which should help things immensely.

John McVay, Sean's grandfather, had a 19-year run as a top executive in San Francisco. The following year, McVay took over as the primary tight ends coach. McVay, played wide receiver in college at Miami (Ohio). That's relevant for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as they would love to retain defensive coordinator Mike Smith. Except the new head coach to clean out most of the existing coaching staff and replace them with proven coaching commodities like Wade Phillips and Greg Olson, according to The MMQB's Albert Breer. He did so during his first season, but Gruden handed off the responsibility so he could devote more time towards his responsibilities as a head coach.