Matt LaFleur Offered Packers Head Coaching Job
According to Ian Rapoport and ESPN, the Green Bay Packers have offered Matt LaFleur the role of head coach. Green Bay have been on the look out for a new head coach after the firing of Mike McCarthy during the regular season, with the Packers missing out on the playoffs.
The #Packers are hiring former #Titans OC Matt LaFleur as their new head coach, source said. ESPN on it first. They’ve made the first hire.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 7, 2019
This has also been confirmed by Adam Schefter, who has pointed out that Green Bay have been calling the other potential candidates and have informed them of the decision.
LaFleur was the offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams prior to taking the same job this year with the Tennessee Titans. The move was seen as a career defining move for LaFleur, who was able to call the shots on offense at Tennessee. This was something that he was unable to do at Los Angeles, with Sean McVay calling the plays.
Packers offered the job to Titans' OC Matt LaFleur, per sources. Other HC candidates have been notified that they're out. So it looks like LaFleur in Green Bay.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 7, 2019
Known as a very good quarterbacks coach, LaFleur was the QB coach when Robert Griffin III won the rookie of the year award. He was also the QB coach at Atlanta when Matt Ryan took out the MVP award in 2016.
Green Bay were on the look out for someone to help quarterback Aaron Rodgers get back to his elite ways, and with the potential hiring of LaFleur it shows the intent to do so.
Image Credit – The Tennessean
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