In unusual news, the LA Rams are hiring NFL writer Andy Benoit, who has previously written for Sports Illustrated, CBS, and the New York Times, in a role with the team this upcoming season. Benoit will serve as an assistant to head coach Sean McVay with an emphasis on “Special Projects” as a researcher for the team, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Andy Benoit – who has worked for Sports Illustrated, the New York Times and CBS Sports – has been hired as the assistant to Rams’ head coach Sean McVay/Special Projects. Benoit now will be a regular sounding board and researcher for McVay.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 25, 2021
Benoit, whose Twitter account is private, has also written about advanced statistics for the website Football Outsiders. This move could point towards more of an emphasis on analytics for the Rams as move forward into the 2021 season.