Threat of Raheem Morris Leaving Rams Just Became Even Bigger

The Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris might be the hottest name on the head coach market right now.
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The Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris is about to have one busy week.

Morris, who has been able to put together a successful defensive unit this season despite the team offloading their best defensive players, has justifiably been on the radar of teams searching for their next head coach.

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Despite an unsuccessful first stint as a head coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers between 2009 and 2011, Morris has been able to rebuild his reputation over the past few years with the Los Angeles Rams.

Helping the team win a Super Bowl in his first season with one of the best defenses in the NFL, Morris interviewed for the Indianapolis Colts head coach opening last offseason before staying on for another season under Sean McVay. This time around, his departure seems more imminent as the Falcons, Panthers, Commanders, and Seahawks are vying for his services.

Rams general manager Les Snead endorsed Morris as a potential head coach around the league earlier in the week, highlighting his "unique football acumen" due to the fact that he has coached in both defensive and offensive rooms.

"I think we all know, [he's a] great human being. The guy is coded to respect everyone, to build a relationship with everyone no matter where you're at in the organization. What's awesome is, as he does that, you just see the respect flow back in his direction. He's coded for that. It's a superpower that I think would help any organization."

Rams GM Les Snead

Morris's ability to find success with young and inexperienced rosters will certainly be attractive to plenty of teams looking to take a significant step forward next year. The Rams would love to have him back but that looks less and less likely by the day.

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