Sean McVeigh, GM Liz Snead extend deals with Rams until 2026

Los Angeles (AFP) – Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVeigh and general manager Les Snead have agreed to extend contract extensions through the 2026 season, keeping the Super Bowl champions defense confidence in place with lucrative new deals.

The Rams announced the extensions Thursday, several hours before the NFL’s 103rd season opener by hosting the Buffalo Bills at Sophie Stadium.

McVay finalized his new deal several weeks ago, but the Rams waited to officially announce the extensions until Snead’s new contract was also completed. Los Angeles has not announced the financial terms of the deals, but they are expected to make them among the handful of the highest-paid people in their positions.

“She has been critical to many of our successes beyond gains and losses,” Rams owner Stan Kroenke said in a statement. “It epitomizes the ‘we are not me’ mantra that permeates the entire organization. Their extensions are well deserved. We look forward to many more exciting seasons in the SoFi stadium as Sean and Les continue to play meaningful roles within the organization and throughout the community.”

The Rams have been on a renaissance since Sinead McVeigh was named in 2017 as the youngest coach in modern NFL history. Los Angeles enjoyed five winning seasons, four playoffs, three NFC West titles, two Super Bowl appearances and one major league title in the next half-decade, going from 55 to 26 with seven post-season wins.