Sean McVay, who previously served as the tight ends coach for the Washington Redskins, will serve as offensive coordinator under new head coach Jay Gruden.
Per Jason La Canfora of CBS:
Skins coach Sean McVay has finalized his new contract to remain with the team as OC. No surprise there. He was the guy from the get go
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 14, 2014
It has to be considered at least a little bit of a surprise, though, that he was the “guy from the get go.” He is only 27 years old, and with Gruden being an offense guy himself, it would have made sense for him to bring in his own guy. Instead he will go with McVay, who presumably has a certain level of familiarity with Robert Griffin III among other things.
According to ProFootballFocus, Jordan Reed was a standout at tight end for the team in 2013. His overall grade of 10.3 (cumulation of weekly grades between -2 and 2) is quite impressive. Unfortunately his colleagues, Logan Paulsen and Fred Davis, come in at -12.5 and -7.6, respectively, placing them in the bottom ten of the NFL. It obviously would not be fair to reduce McVay’s coaching success to their performance, but it still seems worth noting.
For the big stinky mess that was the Redskins in 2013, they are not cleaning house. McVay joins Jim Haslett as holdovers from Mike Shanahan’s staff.