Last but not least on the best performance list is head coach Sean McVay. After watching last night’s game I just have to ask, is Sean McVay the best head coach in football right now? I think it’s time that narrative starts to gain some traction after last night’s game. That was just a textbook outing for him and it was against one of the top defenses in the league. Albeit, it was on a short week. There really isn’t much film prep done leading up to a Thursday night game. It’s more so all talent at first, then making the crucial in-game adjustments.
However, that still doesn’t take away McVay’s elite play calling. Every play call was ingeniously designed. The game plan was practically flawless. Clearly, McVay was still able to get enough time into the film room to see what the Viking’s weaknesses were. His plan allowed for Cooper Kupp to take advantage of Anthony Barr, which led to Kupp’s explosive numbers. Sean McVay is an offensive genius. This guy is the real deal and it’s crazy to think that he’s only 32 years old.
Let’s not forget the work he’s done with star running back Todd Gurley and quarterback Jared Goff. Gurley in his second season in the league went through a sophomore slump. On top of that, Goff didn’t look worthy of the No. 1 overall selection by the Los Angeles Rams in his rookie year. Flip the page to Sean McVay’s first season and he has both these players and the rest of the team rolling. He did that without the star power this team currently has. McVay pretty much built the Rams and made them the sexy destination for players. It may be premature, but I’m putting Sean McVay as the best head coach right now.