The Los Angeles Rams have sure been busy tonight hiring coaches. Right after announcing the hire of Brandon Staley to be their Defensive Coordinator, they announce hiring former Washington Redskins Offensive Coordinator Kevin O’Connell. O’Connell was McVay’s successor as the OC but will now work with McVay in LA this season.
Rams are finalizing a deal to make former Redskins offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell their offensive coordinator, per source. O’Connell succeeded McVay as OC in Washington, now will work with him in LA.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 11, 2020
O’Connell is a four-year coaching veteran starting his career in Cleveland as the Quarterbacks coach in 2015. He did a stint in San Francisco as an offensive assistant in 2016 before joining the Redskins from 2017-2019 in multiple positions the latter being OC.
At one point he was also a player getting drafted back in 2008 in the third round by the New England Patriots as a QB from San Diego State. He only played in the league for five years between the New England Patriots, Detroit Lions, New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, and the San Diego Chargers.
I’m also told that the plan is for Sean McVay to continue to call plays, which is just fine. He now has O’Connell to assist in all facets, both in game prep and during games.
— Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) January 11, 2020
According to Rich Hammond, the plan is for McVay to still call plays but will call on O’Connell to assist him in-game prep. This will make it interesting situation going into the 2020 season as both guys were offensive coordinators at Washington at one point, and will now work together in LA.