The worst thing that was kept secret in Sunday’s Super Bowl was that Aaron Donald was not the only Ram who thought of retiring if he won. Head coach Sean McVeigh was no guarantee of a return, and a few days after the win in Los Angeles – it’s yet no return guarantee.
Asked c Los Angeles Times when he returns next season, McVeigh said, “Let’s see.”
“I just enjoy this moment,” he continued. – I’m really happy to be a part of this. We are glad for that ”.
McVeigh then admitted that winning the LVI Super Cup makes it easier to get away from coaching.
McVeigh is now in an interesting place, to put it mildly. Five seasons later, he (along with Sean McDermott and Kyle Shanahan) is the sixth longest-serving NFL head coach, second only to Bill Belichick, Mike Tomlin, John Harbo, Pete Carroll and Andy Reed. Like each of the above five, McVeigh now has a Super Cup. He is also – still – the youngest NFL head coach at 36 years old.
McVeigh is also getting married this summer, and everyone in the Rams organization agrees that the pace he has maintained over five seasons in Los Angeles would be unsustainable to start a family.
“Yes, absolutely,” McVeigh said in 2020 when asked if burnout was among his problems. “That’s what I need to know, because if you’re not careful – I just know how I go about it, you think, really, it’s not the right way to do it, but you’re such a polisher, and it’s kind of opportunities to retreat, stay still will be the key thing. And I am confident that we will be able to achieve a better balance and lead to greater stability in the future. “
But in a sense, starting a family could to help McVeigh stays on the coaching job as it will force him to leave the office.
“The other thing is what I’ve really seen from many of my close friends as soon as you get to the point where, hey, I’m getting married next year, obviously want to have kids. This perspective, well, now you have a real reason to live, if you have a family, you have something else, ”he said. “I think that this balance and gratitude for those things where it’s not just football, will help achieve the goal – to be able to endure and be healthier overall.”
Does winning the McVeigh Super Cup give personal permission to leave work – physically and mentally – and start a family? Is this impossible for him? Does the McVeigh gas pedal just go straight to the floor?
Another aspect of this is television. McVeigh, in fact, has an ongoing offer to join ESPN Football on Monday night stand with an offer of $ 10 million per year. Does winning the Super Cup allow him to try to become a millennial John Madden?
Even McVay probably doesn’t know the answers to those questions at this point. We’ll find out soon.