Rams coach Sean McVay announces he signed extension with team during offseason, says GM Les Snead’s deal still in works

IRVINE, Calif. — Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said Tuesday that he signed an extension during the offseason, but the team waited to announce until general manager Les Snead also signed an extension, which has not yet happened .

At his first press conference at the training camp, McVay was asked about a possible contract extension. He said: “We are in a good place. … I feel really good about the direction it’s going in and I think it’s going to be something that me and Les are going to be at and you guys will know when that’s done with us.”

McVay said Tuesday that he gave that response in July because “we wanted to be able to announce that when we both [had] Done.” McVay built on that by saying he had hoped to wait to confirm his deal before being mentioned in a lengthy profile of the manager released on ESPN.com on Tuesday.

“It’s something that we’ve cared about, but it’s very important for Les and I that it’s represented in some way because we’re a partnership and a couple,” McVay said.

McVay, who didn’t reveal the terms of the long-awaited deal, said he felt “good” about the extension and said it’s “always been a really good dialogue that’s existed.

“Those things take time, but I think it’s important,” McVay said Tuesday. “We had respect for the process. We wanted it to be able to be announced when Les and I are done about the partnership. And I think it’s only gotten better over time, but that’s the way it is at the moment.”

The Rams, led by McVay and Snead, are coming off a Super Bowl LVI win and their second Super Bowl appearance since McVay’s tenure in 2017.

McVay, the youngest head coach in modern NFL history when hired by the Rams, has led Los Angeles to a 55-26 record in five seasons.

Snead joined the Rams as general manager in 2012 and the franchise is 86-74-1 in its 10 seasons at the helm. In 2016, Snead advanced from the 15th pick to the first overall pick on the draft board to take on quarterback Jared Goff.

His recent blockbuster trades have included the addition of quarterback Matthew Stafford in January 2021 and linebacker Von Miller in November 2021. He also signed midseason wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., another crucial element in the Rams’ playoff run and the Super Bowl Victory.

Snead and the Rams’ front office also made several major contract extensions this offseason, signing Stafford and wide receiver Cooper Kupp for the 2026 season and revising defensive tackle Aaron Donald’s contract to make him the highest-paid non-quarterback in the NFL close.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/34375556/rams-coach-sean-mcvay-announces-signed-extension-team-offseason-says-gm-les-snead-deal-works Rams coach Sean McVay announces he signed extension with team during offseason, says GM Les Snead’s deal still in works

Emma Bowman

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