Los Angeles Rams: 3 reasons John Kelly deserves backup role over Malcolm Brown
3. McVay could bring out best in Kelly
Hiring McVay prior to the 2017 season was the best decision the Rams ever could have made for the future of this franchise, and one of the main reasons why they were so excited about his potential was due to his reputation of being an offensive mastermind. After seeing what McVay was able to accomplish as an offensive coordinator with the Washington Redskins, Los Angeles was hoping to see their new head coach do the same with more to work with in their offense, which was obviously the case.
McVay’s history of getting the best from his players is one of many reasons why he’s such an amazing head coach, and it’s safe to assume the Rams made the decision on Kelly back in April based on the fact that his skill set would be a great fit for this offense. Even if Kelly ends up dealing with some of the rookie struggles that most players see during their first year in the NFL, he already seems capable of handling whatever pressure stands in his way.
Whenever Gurley needs a break, McVay will feel a lot better about someone like Kelly being able to fill in when seeing what the rookie has already accomplished so far in preseason. Best part is, Kelly will hopefully only get better with experience, which is exciting for the Rams.