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Coach Sean McVay is not pursuing any TV opportunities and is committed to helping the Los Angeles Rams defend their Super Bowl title, he told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday.
The New York Post, citing sources, reported Friday that McVay was to meet with Amazon next week, where Amazon might offer him as much as five years and $ 100 million. Amazon will stream “Thursday Night Football” exclusively on Prime Video starting this fall.
In the days leading up to the Super Bowl, the 36-year-old McVay spoke introspectively about finally achieving a healthier work-life balance, telling reporters: “I know I love football, and I’m so invested in this thing, and I” mi the moment right now. But also at some point, if you said, what would you like to be able to do? I want a family and I want to be with them. “
He sparked further speculation about his coaching future one day after the Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in the Super Bowl LVI, and answered a question about returning in 2022 with “We’ll see.”
Two days later, however, McVay appeared to telegraph his intentions at the Rams’ Super Bowl parade and begin a song about “Run it back!” and playfully, he tries to lure defender Aaron Donald of the Year three times out of a potential retirement.
McVay’s comments to the family – he is set to marry fiancé Veronika Khomyn this summer after their wedding was postponed twice for pandemic-related reasons – and his future as a coach came on the back of several sources who have previously told ESPNs Lindsey Thiry and again recently. that McVay has considered working as a television analyst as an alternative to coaching.
In January, several league leaders suggested to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler that McVay could follow a similar coaching / broadcast path as Jon Gruden, under whom McVay trained in Tampa Bay in 2008, and take a break from coaching for a lucrative television job.