Rams hire Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay as their head coach

LOS ANGELES, Va. – The Los Angeles Rams have hired Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay as their next head coach,the team announced Thursday.

McVay, who’s been calling the plays for the Redskins offense since 2014, is now the youngest head coach in NFL History at 30 years old. The Rams fired Jeff Fisher earlier this season after five straight losing seasons.

The Rams met with McVay for a second time on Wednesday. McVay led the Redskins to the third ranked total offense in 2016. Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins had a career year under McVay, passing for 4,917 yards.

McVay has been on the Redskins staff since 2010, starting as an assistant tight ends coach, elevating to the tight ends coach from 2011-2013, and was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2014. McVay is the grandson of former 49ers general manager John McVay.

Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay talks pre-game with head coach Jay Gruden.

Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay talks pre-game with head coach Jay Gruden.