- Sean McVay’s wife Veronika Khonym gave birth to their son Jordan on Tuesday
- McVay said he’d put coaching on hold if Khonym went into labor on a game day
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It appears as though the LA Rams head coach Sean McVay’s son Jordan already knew to listen to his father before he was born.
Before the Rams hosted the Pittsburgh Stealers at home on Sunday, McVay stated that his then-unborn son ‘knows better than to come during a game,’ as his model wife Veronika Khonym was expected to go into labor ‘any day now.’
McVay vowed to drop his coaching duties at the event of Khonym giving birth on game day, but crossed his fingers for his son to come any other day of the week.
McVay’s wishes were granted. He and Khonym welcomed their first born on Tuesday, allowing McVay to be present on Sunday as the Rams travel to Dallas.
‘LA Rams Transactions: Delivered Jordan John McVay,’ the Rams posted on X (formerly Twitter) on Wednesday.
The Los Angeles Rams announced the news of Jordan McVay’s birth on Wednesday afternoon
McVay and Khonym first shared the news her pregnancy in June ahead of the NFL season
‘So he’s here, he’s healthy, he’s feeling good. And what a blessing it is,’ McVay said on Wednesday per ESPN.
‘Everybody kind of tells you what to expect, and it couldn’t even be as good as everybody says,’ McVay said. ‘And they certainly talked about what a special moment it was. Just amazing how well my wife handled it and what a stud she was throughout that whole process, and even yesterday. The people were amazing in terms of the nurses and the doctors, and their help.’
McVay gave Jordan the middle name John after his grandfather, former San Francisco 49ers executive John McVay. McVay emphasized how his grandfather played an impact on his faith and had a great relationship with his wife.
McVay previously said that he would leave the field if Khonym went into labor during a game
‘I come from a family of faith, I’m a man of faith,’ McVay said. ‘The influence that you guys know my grandfather had on me — but also our family, he had a special relationship with Veronika as well — and so thought that was only appropriate to be able to name him, have his middle name after my grandfather.’
‘His legacy he lives on and I know he’s looking down, smiling with what occurred yesterday.’
McVay said that Jordan’s original due date was October 31, the same day that John died in 2022. McVay admitted to not getting any sleep but joked about how the experience providing ‘good adrenaline.’
‘But at some point it’s going to hit me,’ McVay said. ‘And I’d like to think I can push through but I don’t have the stamina that I used to.’