The Redskins and Sean McVay have finalized a deal to make the team’s former tight ends coach their offensive coordinator according to multiple media reports.
The promotion has been expected ever since Jay Gruden was hired as the team’s new head coach last week.
McVay turns 27 later this month and he will be the youngest coordinator in the NFL. As one would expect from a person his age his resume is rather thin. It includes stints with as an offensive assistant with the Buccaneers (when Gruden held the same position) and with the Florida Tuskers of the UFL (also with Gruden as an assistant coach). He has been coaching the Redskins’ tight ends since 2011.
This is a big jump for McVay but many in the Redskins organization and around the league believe he is ready for it. Gruden will call the plays so McVay will not have that burden as he makes the adjustment.
The Redskins sealing the deal with McVay was first reported by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.