The Los Angeles Rams are a couple of weeks into their in-depth search for the team's next head coach which now appears to have an early frontrunner for the position.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Rams conducted a second interview with Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay on Wednesday. They had originally met with him last Thursday afternoon.
Despite being just 30 years old, McVay has become a hot name in the market over the last several days after reportedly blowing away both the Rams and San Francisco 49ers in the respective interviews.
Much of the appeal for him stems from the success quarterback Kirk Cousins has experienced over the last two seasons with him as the play caller in Washington. 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.
Along those same lines, there is a growing notion that he will choose Wade Phillips to be his defensive coordinator on his staff if hired as a head coach by an NFL team. Phillips has a wealth of experience coaching in the league having been both a head coach and defensive coordinator. His most recent gig was commanding a Super-Bowl champion defense with the Denver Broncos. Los Angeles currently has a void to fill at defensive coordinator with Gregg Williams electing to take the same position with the Cleveland Browns.
If he were to be hired, McVay would become the youngest head coach in NFL history passing the current mark that is held by Lane Kiffin, who was 31 years and eight months when the Oakland Raiders hired him in 2007.
The Rams have already interviewed several candidates for the position that include New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Carolina Panthers defensive backs coach Steve Wilks, and Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin. The team is set to meet with Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan on Sunday after their initial sitdown was delayed due to weather conditions.
They will also speak to Houston Texans linebackers coach Mike Vrabel following Saturday's AFC divisional round playoff game against the Patriots. On top of that, it's anticipated that Los Angeles will hold a second round of interviews with a few others.