The National Football League (NFL) is set to welcome in eight new head coaches this season and every one of them will have their work cut out for them off rip. Two of the eight new coaches previously held NFL head coaching positions (Adam Gase and Bruce Arians), while one has never even held a position or coordinator coaching job in the league (Kliff Kingsbury).
The Sean McVay Effect
The Los Angeles Rams struck gold in 2017 when they signed a young innovative coach in Sean McVay to be the head of their team. At the time McVay was only 31 years old just coming off four seasons of engineering the Washington Redskins offenses that featured Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins as his quarterbacks. The Rams had a young QB themselves however he had just come off of a horrible rookie season marred by more downs than ups in Jared Goff. Two seasons later, McVay turned Goff into an MVP candidate while leading the Rams to their first Super Bowl appearance since 2001.
How’d he do it?
Well McVay had a talented roster with stars Aaron Donald and Todd Gurley already filling the roster. Now factor in the acquisitions of Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib, Brandin Cooks, Ndamukong Suh and the Rams had a star laden roster that was expected to go far from day one. That isn’t to say McVay isn’t a great coach, he turned the Rams into the best offense in the NFL after they were the league’s worst three years ago. Now every team wants a young innovative offensive mind that can match the success that McVay’s had in a short time. McVay paved the way for new coaches such as Zac Taylor (Cincinnati Bengals), Kliff Kingsbury (Arizona Cardinals) and Matt LaFleur (Green Bay Packers) to be