While Kliff Kingsbury takes part in the combine for the first time since joining the Arizona Cardinals, the head coach reminded Los Angeles Rams fans how good they have it with Sean McVay.
This year’s combine in Indianapolis is officially underway, as the Los Angeles Rams and the rest of the 31 teams across the NFL will be scouting all of the young talent to see which rookies deserve serious consideration come April when the 2019 NFL Draft gets underway.
Of course, one of the benefits from this week other than scouting the players is the random storylines that come into play, such as the short memory from late in the 2018 when Kliff Kingsbury almost joined the Rams.
Before taking the job at USC after he was fired from Texas Tech, Sean McVay actually reached out to Kingsbury to see if he were interested in coming board to help Los Angeles on offense.
Obviously, this move never happened, but coincidentally Kingsbury would end up joining the NFC West anyway as the new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals after the team decided after just one season that Steve Wilks wasn’t the answer.
All of a sudden, Kingsbury went from passing on the NFL to being part of a team that faces McVay and the Rams twice a year, which will be quite challenging for Arizona since this team appears to be heading towards at least a year or two of rebuilding.
Passing on McVay couldn’t have been easy for Kingsbury after looking at how quick of a turnaround Los Angeles has put together in such a short period of time over the last two years. But at least all things considered, it’s still great to hear Kingsbury at the combine discuss the kind of respect he has for McVay as a coach.
Kingsbury and the Cardinals still have a long way to go when it comes to being anywhere close to the level McVay is with the Rams, but at least this has the potential to quickly turn into a new fun rivalry to watch in the NFL.
As for the combine, all eyes will be on which prospects Arizona seems worthy of earning consideration for the No. 1 pick since Kingsbury has to be thrilled with having any player he wants in his first year as head coach.
For the Rams, well let’s just say after two years of solid drafting under McVay, it will be interesting to see which players at the combine potentially fly under the radar since despite having the No. 31 pick, this team has found plenty of success in the mid rounds dating back to 2017.