Once upon a time, Sean McVay, Kyle Shanahan, and Matt LaFleur were working together on the same coaching staff – long before the three young minds were taking their teams deep into the NFL playoffs nearly every year.
The 2013 Washington team finished 3-13, despite that collection of talent on the coaching staff, in what was Mike Shanahan’s final season as a head coach in the NFL. Kyle Shanahan was the offensive coordinator of the team while Matt LaFleur was the quarterbacks coach and Sean McVay was coaching the tight ends. LaFleur moved on to become the offensive coordinator for Notre Dame while Shanahan became the offensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns.
LaFleur, Shanahan, and McVay are a combined 133-78 as head coaches with McVay leading the Rams to Super Bowl LIII and Shanahan taking the 49ers to Super Bowl LIV. LaFleur has taken the Packers to consecutive NFC Championship Games in his first two seasons and has an excellent shot at taking Green Bay to Super Bowl LVI.
Jay Gruden was 35-49-1 in his six years with Washington, winning one NFC East title and only making one playoff appearance.