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Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay named coach of year by PFWA

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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (R) and coach Sean McVay chat in the fourth quarter of their NFC Wild Card Playoff Game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Los Angeles Coliseum in Los Angeles on January 6, 2018. File photo by Jon SooHoo/UPI
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (R) and coach Sean McVay chat in the fourth quarter of their NFC Wild Card Playoff Game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Los Angeles Coliseum in Los Angeles on January 6, 2018. File photo by Jon SooHoo/UPI | License Photo

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay, the youngest head coach in modern NFL history, was named Coach of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America on Thursday.

After going 4-12 in 2016, the Rams finished 11-5 in McVay's first season. They won a division title for the first time since 2003 and are the first team in the Super Bowl era to go from last to first in scoring in consecutive years.

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McVay turns 32 next Wednesday.

Also on Thursday, the PFWA named Philadelphia Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman as Executive of the Year and Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur as Assistant Coach of the Year.

Shurmur is a leading candidate to become the New York Giants' head coach.

The Eagles and Vikings play each other in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.

On Wednesday, Rams running back Todd Gurley was named the NFL Offensive Player of the Year by the PFWA, but New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named the league MVP.

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