The Green Bay Packers have found their new head coach, hiring Tennessee Titans 39-year-old offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur as the teams 15th head coach. The hiring was first announced by ESPN on Monday.
They passed on coaches with previous head coaching experience, instead going with a coach that they believe will get the most out of quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He’s already worked with a number of top quarterbacks, including Matt Ryan, Jared Goff and Marcus Mariota.
LaFleur also spent time working in the Rams offense with Sean McVay and with San Francisco’s Kyle Shanahan. LaFleur will bring that same offensive scheme to the Packers, which should excite Rodgers.
The decision to bring LaFleur to Green Bay will also reportedly keep Mike Pettine and his defensive coaching staff around for at least another season. Pettine just finished his first season as the Packers defensive coordinator. Under Pettine, the Packers [Read more…]