Hey, if you are looking for an NFL head coaching job you better fire up that Monster.com resume because they are going fast.
Well, one of them went pretty quickly—after ESPN confirmed late last night that the Green Bay Packers will hire Matt LaFleur as their next head coach.
LaFleur spent last season as the Tennessee Titans' offensive coordinator and previously worked under Sean McVay for the Los Angeles Rams and Kyle Shanahan with the Atlanta Falcons.
Both McVay and Shanahan are considered offensive innovators, and the Packers want their next head coach to get quarterback Aaron Rodgersback to an MVP level.
The 39-year-old LaFleur likely impressed the Packers for his most recent work with quarterbacks Jared Goff in Los Angeles and Matt Ryan in Atlanta. Ryan won the NFL's MVP award in 2016 with LaFleur as his quarterback’s coach and Shanahan as the offensive coordinator. That season, Ryan beat the Packers in the NFC Championship Game thanks to an offensive explosion from Ryan and Julio Jones. The Falcons routed the Packers 44-21.
I would have passed him over for the simple fact that it took him the better part of the season to realize Derrick Henry was the better running back in the Titan backfield—after starting Dion Lewis the first 14.
Anyone else think that may have been the difference between the one extra loss that kept them out of the post season?
Still, the Packers are focused on one position—quarterback Aaron Rodgers and giving him the best fit.
Green Bay Brass believe it is LaFleur.