Coach Sean McVeigh isn’t pursuing any TV opportunities and is committed to helping the Los Angeles Rams defend their Super Bowl title, ESPN’s Adam Shifter said Friday.
The New York Post, citing sources, reported Friday that McVeigh was scheduled to meet with Amazon next week, with Amazon likely ready to offer up to five years and $100 million. Amazon will be broadcasting “Friday Night Football” exclusively on Prime Video starting this fall.
In the days leading up to the Super Bowl, the 36-year-old spoke introspectively about achieving a healthier work-life balance, telling reporters, “I know I love football and I’m very invested in this thing and I’m right now.” But at some point also, if you say what do you want to be able to do? I want to be able to have a family and I want to be able to spend time with them. “
He sparked more speculation about his coaching future a day after the Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in Super Bowl LVI, when asked about a comeback in 2022 with “we’ll see.”
However, two days later, McVeigh appeared to telegraph his intentions at the Rams Super Bowl Parade, beginning the hymn “Bring it back!” And comically trying to convince the defensive player of the year three times Aaron Donald of possible retirement.
McVay’s comments on the family – he is set to marry his fiancée Veronica Gomen this summer after their marriage was postponed twice due to pandemic reasons – and his coaching future came against the background of multiple sources telling ESPN’s Lindsey Terry in the past and again recently that McVay has considered working as a TV analyst as an alternative to training.
In January, several league executives suggested to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler that McVay could follow a similar coaching/radio path to John Gruden, whom McVay coached under Tampa Bay in 2008, and take a break from coaching for a lucrative television job.
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