Green Bay Packers have reportedly found their new head coach. According to ESPN, Packers have decided to hire Tennessee Titans’ offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur as the successor of Mike McCarthy, who was fired back in December.
Green Bay hope that LaFleur, who previously worked under Sean McVay and Kyle Shanahan, will get the best out of their star quarterback Aaron Rodgers and bring offensive innovation to the team. Besides the fact that the 39-year-old learned under McVay and Shanahan, who are considered among the best offensive minds in the game, Packs’ also liked the fact that he got the best out of Atlanta Falcons’ QB Matt Ryan during his 2016 NFL MVP campaign as well as helping LA Rams’ Jared Goff turn into a Pro Bowl caliber quarterback.
Matt LaFleur started his coaching career in college football before being named Houston Texans’ offensive quality control coach in 2008. Between 2010 and 2013 he served as a quarterbacks coach with the Washington Redskins while spending the 2014 at the same position with the Notre Dame. After being the Falcons’ QB coach in 2015 and 2016, LaFleur spent one year as Los Angeles Rams’ offensive coordinator before taking the same position with the Tennessee Titans in 2018.
Besides Matt LaFleur, Green Bay Packers interviewed nine more candidates for the head coaching position: their interim head coach Joe Philbin, former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, former Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, New England Patriots OC Josh McDaniels and linebackers coach/defensive play-caller Brian Flores, New Orleans Saints OC Pete Carmichael Jr.and assistant head coach/tight ends coach Dan Campbell, Tampa Bay Buccaneers OC Todd Monken and former Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase.