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#pounditWednesday, October 5, 2022

Report: Amazon was willing to pay Sean McVay $100 million

Sean McVay on the sideline

Sean McVay apparently declined the chance to leave coaching for television work, and he turned down big money in the process.

McVay confirmed Friday that he would return as Los Angeles Rams coach in 2022 despite persistent rumors linking him to a broadcasting career.

A new report indicates that there must have been something to those rumors, though.

McVay and Amazon were scheduled to meet next week to discuss potential deal terms, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post. Marchand reported that Amazon was willing to put forth a ridiculous figure to try to tempt McVay into broadcasting. Amazon was reportedly willing to consider going as high as $20 million a year for five years in talks with the Rams coach.

Amazon is taking over the rights to “Thursday Night Football” starting in 2022 and has been eyeing high-profile names to call those games. Their apparent first choice went elsewhere, and other attempts to lure top figures out of jobs within the NFL have proven unsuccessful.

What is clear is that TV networks are willing to put up big money to land big names. Whoever Amazon does ultimately get is almost certainly going to be very highly compensated.

Photo: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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