The Los Angeles Rams recently announced the hiring of the franchise’s 13th head coach since the AFL and NFL merged into one league back in 1970. 30-year-old Sean McVay is the lucky guy that will try and lead the team back to the playoffs for the first time since 2004.
At his current age, McVay is the youngest ever to be hired as the head coach of an NFL team since the merger. To put it into perspective, the last time the franchise was playing in a postseason game, McVay was just finishing up high school.
Here are 10 current NFL players older than McVay:
AFC Ajax sign a pro FIFA player
Following the example of their league rivals and many other teams in Europe, the Amsterdam club joined the eSports scene by signing five time Dutch FIFA champion Koen Weijland.
Clube De Remo form a partnership with Brave e-Sports
The Brazilians football club announced its partnership with Brave e-Sports in April, entering them into the BR League of Legends, CS:GO, SMITE and CrossFire scenes.
Dynamo Moscow and Tornado ROX sign a partnership agreement
Dynamo Moscow became the first Russian football club to invest in eSports, entering an agreement with the Tornado ROX brand to become a listed partner on their website. ROX has teams League of Legends, World of Tanks, Overwatch, FIFA, and Street Fighter V.
Sporting Clube de Portugal sign pro FIFA player and host eSport tournament
Professional FIFA player Francisco “Quinzas” Cruz signed for the Portuguese club, who later hosted a CS:GO tournament in partnership with ChallengeMe.gg.
Jonas Jerebko buys Renegades
The Boston Celtics man bought the troubled Renegades organisation in August. After the League of Legends roster were removed from the LCS, Jerebko has since moved his attention to the Counter-Strike team, moving them to a gaming house in Michigan.
Manchester City FC moves into eSports by signing a pro FIFA player
Manchester City opted to follow the lead of West Ham by signing a pro FIFA player of its own, Kieran “Kez” Brown.
Shaquille O’Neal, Alex Rodriguez, and Jimmy Rollins become NRG team owners
Back in March, NRG eSports announced that basketball hero Shaq and baseball legends A-Rod and Jimmy Rollins had become team owners of the organisation. NRG had League of Legends and Counter Strike teams at the time.
Philadelphia 76ers acquire Apex Gaming and Dignitas brands
In an unprecedented move, the 76ers acquired both Apex Gaming, its LCS spot, as well as the Team Dignitas brand. With all the teams now playing under the Dignitas banner, the 76ers now boast teams in CS:GO, SMITE, Hearthstone, Overwatch, and Heroes of the Storm.
Paris Saint Germain FC announce their eSports department
A major entrance into the eSports scene by the Ligue 1 giants, PSG created an esports franchise with WEBEDIA, managers of the esports club Millennium. PSG eSports launched their brand with a bang, employing the expertise of League of Legends star Bora “YellowStar” Kim as their head of eSports. PSG has since announced a full roster to compete in Europe’s League of Legends Challengers Series.
PSV Eindhoven become the first Dutch team to enter eSports
As the best football team in the Netherlands, PSV Eindhoven entrance into eSports made waves within the nation. The league champions announced that it would host a FIFA 17 tournament upon the game’s release in September.
Fast forward 12 years later and the former offensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins is now the guy in charge for the Rams.
Los Angeles does not seem to be concerned about their new coach’s age and are banking on it being something that could help make the team successful.
“The youth and age help him relate to young guys. It’s a young man’s business.”
Les Snead, Rams general manager commenting on the age of his team’s new head coach.
Now not only will McVay be the youngest person on his coaching staff, but there will surely be a handful of players on his roster that can say they were allowed to legally drink at a bar before him.
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