The Cardinals’ press release of Kliff Kingsbury’s hiring originally came with the note that “Kingsbury is friends with Rams coach Sean McVay.” Indeed, every team in this hiring cycle seemed to be in search of the next McVay.
The Bengals appear on the verge of hiring Rams quarterbacks coach, Zac Taylor, which is as close to McVay as a team can get. The Packers hired Matt LaFleur, who was McVay’s offensive coordinator in 2017.
McVay said earlier this week he was “too young,” at 32, to have a coaching tree. But it appears anyone calling himself a FOM — Friend of McVay — had a better shot at getting a head coaching opportunity this year.
“I think, really, what it is more than anything else is,…