Updated: Jan. 15, 2014 10:47 a.m.
Original: Jan. 14, 2014 6:28 p.m.
LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) – Youthful tight ends coach Sean McVay has finalized a deal to become the new offensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins, the team confirmed Wednesday.
The deal was thought to be a formality as 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen confirmed last week McVay would be taking over the offense.
At his introductory press conference, head coach Jay Gruden said final decisions on his coaching staff had not yet been made. Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen said they planned to interview for each position.
With McVay in place, the Redskins can conceivably begin relaying the offense to Robert Griffin III, who Gruden definitively named the starting quarterback last week.
McVay, 27, is well respected by players despite his young age.
It’s unclear how expansive McVay’s role will be as coordinator, however, as Gruden intends to handle play-calling duties.
McVay’s ties to the Redskins head coach date back to 2008 when he began his career as an assistant with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where Gruden was on staff. McVay served as tight ends coach for the UFL’s Florida Tuskers in 2009 while current defensive coordinator Jim Haslett was head coach and Gruden was offensive coordinator.
Sean McVay Coaching History
2008: Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Coaching Assistant
2009: Florida Tuskers (UFL) – Tight Ends Coach
2010: Washington Redskins – Offensive Assistant
2011-13: Washington Redskins – Tight Ends Coach
2014: Washington Redskins – Offensive Coordinator