WASHINGTON — Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay is the leading candidate for the Rams’ vacant head coaching position, Yahoo’s Charles Robinson was first to report.
McVay is on a short list of finalists comprised mostly of veteran offensive and defensive coordinators, though Robinson notes Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is not among them.
McVay, who turns 31 at the end of the month, would be the youngest coach in NFL history if he wins the job, a mark currently held by Lane Kiffin.
McVay first interviewed with the Rams last week and is conducting a second interview as of this writing, according to Albert Breer of TheMMQB.
McVay has coordinated the Redskins offense since the arrival of head coach Jay Gruden in 2014. He previously served as Washington’s tight ends coach under Mike Shanahan from 2011 to 2013 after being brought on as assistant tight ends coach in 2010.