The Tom Brady Of Not Having A Gf
I assume the Rooney Rule is in play. Having said that, Mayo has always been viewed as an up and comer with high intelligence. I think his inexperience will be a drawback. I think it's just a matter of time before he's a head coach.
I don't know if the Rooney Rule is what's happening here. You've already explained yourself what might make him an attractive candidate, and for whatever reason, people have a boner for McVay so they're probably more receptive to young coaches. The Rooney Rule would be interviewing someone of Hue Jackson's caliber where you know for 100% certain he's maxed out and the max was not good.