Sean McVay hasn’t made up his mind yet about whether he’ll continue coaching the Los Angeles Rams or leave the sideline for some time. He’s weighing that decision right now, thinking about what’s best for himself and his family after a trying year in L.A.
Andrew Whitworth played for McVay for five years from 2017-2021 before retiring in the offseason, so he developed a close friendship with McVay off the field. The two remain good friends today, so Whitworth’s insight on the matter is worth listening to.
Having seen the leader that McVay is and the way he commands every room he walks into, Whitworth can’t imagine him not coaching.
“It was a tough year for that entire organization because when you go from being at that level to now, hey, we’re just finding ways to contend in games, I think that was tough on him, it was tough on everyone in that building,” he said on the Rich Eisen Show. “Obviously, a lot of other things happened in his life in this last year and all things that lead to you feeling stressed out and worn out. … It’s just hard for me to imagine him not leading rooms.”
Whitworth doesn’t have any inside knowledge on McVay’s decision, but he would be surprised if he doesn’t continue coaching.
“I would be shocked to see him not leading a group of men playing this game that he loves so much,” he added.
One potential career path for McVay if he does leave coaching is obviously broadcasting, which he’s openly expressed interest in. Whitworth says with how open and honest McVay is, he believes the Rams coach would be fantastic in a broadcast booth.
“Can he broadcast? Can he be in front of a TV audience? He will absolutely be exceptional at that. He will be unbelievable,” Whitworth said.
McVay wouldn’t put a timeline on his decision and the Rams aren’t rushing him into making one, so it’s unclear when we’ll learn what he plans to do in 2023 and beyond.