Sean McVay will be back in Los Angeles for the 2022 season. The Rams coach confirmed to ESPN on Friday that he is not pursuing any television opportunities and that he is committed toward helping the Rams in their quest to win back-to-back titles.
It was a very hard decision to make as he was slated to meet with Amazon next week about a possible broadcasting gig, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post. Reportedly, a possible deal between McVay and Amazon could have been in the neighborhood of $100 million over five years.
McVay will instead return to coach the Rams, who have reportedly increased his previous annual salary of $8.5 million.
The Rams confirmed that McVay will indeed be back for the 2022 season on Friday evening.
McVay was initially noncommittal about returning next season after becoming the youngest coach to win the Super Bowl.
“I know I love football and I’m so invested in this thing and I’m in the moment right now,” McVay said prior to his team’s 23-20 win over the Bengals. “But at some point, too, if you said, what do you want to be able to do? I want to be able to have a family, and I want to be able to spend time with them.”
Along with McVay, there has also been speculation that three-time Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald may choose to walk away from football. He has since made it clear that he would return if the team brings back receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and pass-rusher Von Miller.