LA Rams coach Ejiro Evero, likely taking Broncos DC job

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The LA Rams are still playing, so any news about the team’s coaching staff signing on to new roles with other NFL or NCAA teams will just have to wait. But the list of ‘likely to sign on elsewhere’ of current Rams coaches is beginning to grow rapidly.  We already have discussed the NFL rumors of the likely departure of Offensive Coordinator Kevin O’Connell to take on the head coaching job with the Minnesota Vikings.

Now it appears that secondary coach Ejiro Evero is on the move as well. The latest NFL Rumors was cited by LA Rams head coach Sean McVay, as he named Evero as a coach who “is gonna get a chance to move onto a bigger role”.

From his current role as the team’s secondary coach, that either means a defensive coordinator or head coaching role. And lo and behold, Evero did just interview for the defensive coordinator position with the Denver Broncos.

It appears that the Rams will haveat least two job openings after Super Bowl LVI is finished.

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While we did not name Ejiro Evero in our published article about LA Rams coaches who may not be back, his departure is no surprise. The LA Rams secondary has been a strong point for the team, and Evero’s work in developing young talented players like Jordan Fuller, Taylor Rapp, Nick Scott, and even Terrell Burgess has made him one of the hottest young coaches in the NFL.

After former cornerbacks coach Aubrey Pleasant left the Rams a year ago to sign on with the Detroit Lions, Evero was promoted from safety coach to secondary coach. Now, he too will be signing on elsewhere. Thankfully, the LA Rams reputation, as well as talented roster, will attract many of the nation’s best coaches to apply to replace Evero.

There will be more defections after this season. The LA Rams have historically been a hotbed of talent that rebuilding  NFL teams have poached to graft onto their own coaching staff in hopes of infusing that winning culture. Now, the Rams will simply need to reload as they had at the end of the 2020 NFL season and press on.

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