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McVay to return for next season after contemplating future

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Head coach Sean McVay informed the Los Angeles Rams that he will be staying on as head coach for next season after contemplating his future over the last few days, the team announced Friday.

McVay said last week he'd "take the appropriate time" to evaluate his future but added that he didn't expect to feel ready to walk away from coaching.

After hinting that he was undecided about his future following L.A.'s Super Bowl win last February, the 36-year-old opted to return and signed an extension through the 2026 campaign.

The Rams are coming off a disappointing title defense, finishing with a 5-12 record. It was McVay's first losing season with the NFC West club after going 55-26 and making two Super Bowl appearances over his first five campaigns.

McVay was widely expected to be courted for a TV role if he opted to leave.

L.A. will also get back quarterback Matthew Stafford, who missed half the season with a bruised spinal cord. Stafford said in December that he isn't planning to retire despite another injury-riddled campaign.

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