The Los Angeles Rams are just a few days into officially embarking on what's expected to be a thorough head coaching searching that will include numerous candidates for the position.
The latest round of names consists of Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay, who has held this position with the team since the 2014 season. Despite being just 30 years old, McVay has drawn significant interest across the league from a few other organizations looking to hire a new head coach such as the San Francisco 49ers.
Most of the appeal for him has sprouted from the success Kirk Cousins has experienced over the last two seasons. The former Michigan State product is also coming off an extremely productive campaign throwing for just shy of 5,000 passing yards along with holding a 97.2 quarterback rating and 67.0 completion percentage.
The interest in McVay may be in hope that he could have a similar impact on Jared Goff's development to becoming the Rams' franchise quarterback. This would go a long ways into improving the entire offense that ranked last in the league in total yards and points per game (14.0) this past season.
That said, it would be a huge leap of faith for Los Angeles to entrust the entire future of the team upon the shoulders of such a young coach. The interview may have been done in order for the Rams to gain a better perspective and understanding about where McVay stands at this point in his coaching career.
The other candidate that the Rams interviewed on Thursday was Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin. He has held that position with the Cardinals for the last four seasons under head coach Bruce Arians. Prior to that, Goodwin had spent numerous years at both the collegiate and NFL ranks as an offensive line coach.
The only draw back from Goodwin at this point in his coaching career is that he hasn't been the play caller for Arizona despite holding the offensive coordinator position. He is also expected to interview with the Buffalo Bills regarding their head coaching vacancy. This ultimately could be the Rams just using the opportunity to interview Goodwin to get a greater list of candidates to pull from ahead of their decision.