Rams coach Sean McVay, wife Veronika are expecting first child, and the gender is...

Veronika and Sean McVay arrive at the Critics Choice Awards on March 13, 2022.
Veronika and Sean McVay are expecting their first child soon.
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Add another important date to the Rams’ schedule this season.

Coach Sean McVay said Tuesday that he and his wife, Veronika, are expecting the birth of a baby boy in late October.

“It’s a blessing,” McVay said as players reported for training camp at a Newport Beach hotel. “You talk about really having a purpose … when you bring a child into this world, that’s one of the coolest things I’ve witnessed from some of my closest friends, is watching just the way, man, how that changes people in all the best ways.”


McVay said he was ready for diaper duty.

“Damn right,” he said. “I’m not just going to go hands-off. I’ll get right in there.”

After a season as the No. 3 receiver slowed by injury, Van Jefferson is expected to take over the No. 2 role, which is a key to the Rams revamping the pass-catchers.

June 15, 2023

McVay, 37, is entering his seventh season as the Rams’ coach.

Last season, the Rams followed their Super Bowl LVI championship with a 5-12 record, the worst season-after performance by a Super Bowl champion in NFL history.

The Rams will have acclimation workouts the next few days and hold their first public training camp workout at UC Irvine on Saturday.