By Jeremy Whichard
LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va.– The Redskins have promoted former Tight Ends coach Sean McVay to offensive coordinator, the team announced Wednesday.
McVay will assume this position heading into his sixth NFL season, his fifth with Washington. He was hired in 2010 as an offensive assistant; McVay has helped the tight end unit account for 222 receptions for 2,704 from the 2011-13 seasons.
McVay played a key role in the development of rookie tight end Jordan Reed, who broke the franchise's single season rookie tight end reception and yardage record despite missing seven games due to injury. Reed was named to the All-Rookie Team.
Under McVay's leadership Reed averaged five receptions per game and in 2011 tight end Fred Davis averaged 4.9 receptions per game, second- and third-most, respectively, in team history for receptions per game by a tight end in a single season. In those seasons, Davis (66.3) and Reed (55.4) posted the second- and fourth-best receiving yards by tight ends in Redskins' history.
McVay also helped groom tight end Logan Paulsen from an undrafted free agent into a 30-game starter over the last four seasons, Paulsen increased his reception totals each year.
McVay got his start in the NFL as a coaching assistant with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008, where he ironically served on the same staff as current Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden. The two also have ties together from their time in the UFL. In 2009 Gruden was the offensive coordinator for the Florida Tuskers while McVay was the offensive coordinator.
McVay, who is 27, played wide receiver at Miami University from 2004-2007.