Sean McVay committed to Rams, won’t pursue NFL TV opportunities originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Sean McVay wants to continue talking about football from the sideline, not the booth.
The Los Angeles Rams head coach told ESPN that he is committed to the organization and that he will not pursue any TV opportunities.
McVay has been a popular name in the evolving NFL TV commentary landscape this month. Troy Aikman reportedly is nearing a deal to move to ESPN for Monday Night Football, leaving an opening at FOX. ESPN had also reached out to McVay about a position with Monday Night Football back in 2020, and Amazon reportedly was set to offer McVay nine figures to do commentary for Thursday Night Football.
There were also rumblings about McVay potentially retiring after the 2021 NFL season after he gave a non-committal answer about his future earlier this month.
“I love this so much that it's such a passion but I also know that what I've seen from some of my closest friends, whether it's coaches or even some of our players, I'm gonna be married this summer, I want to have a family and I think being able to find that balance but also be able to give the time necessary,” McVay said (h/t ESPN). “I have always had a dream about being able to be a father and I can't predict the future, you know? I jokingly say that.
“I don't really know. I know I love football and I'm so invested in this thing and I'm in the moment right now. 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.”
The 36-year-old has been with the Rams since 2017. The team has posted a winning record each season since his arrival and reached two Super Bowls. Now, he plans on running it back with the defending champions.