ESPN: Packers to hire Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur as new head coach
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WKBT) — The Green Bay Packers reportedly plan to hire Matt LaFleur to be the team’s next head coach, according to ESPN.
LaFleur was most recently the offensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans.
LaFleur would succeed Mike McCarthy who the team fired in early December with a record of 4-7-1.
About 10 candidates have been interviewed for the position over the past several weeks.
LaFleur is 39 years old. Prior to his time in Tennessee, he was the OC with the Rams under Sean McVay and the quarterbacks coach working alongside Kyle Shanahan at Atlanta and Washington.
The NFL Network also reports that LaFleur’s initial plans is to keep current Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.
Here is a closer look at his background:
2018 Tennessee Offensive Coordinator
2017 L.A. Rams Offensive Coordinator
2015-2016 Atlanta QB Coach
2014 Notre Dame QB Coach
2010-2013 Washington QB Coach
2008-2009 Houston Offensive Quality Control Coach
2007 Ashland Offensive Coordinator
2006 Northern Michigan QB and WR Coach
2004-2005 Central Michigan Offensive Assistant
2003 Saginaw Valley State Offensive Assistant
The Packers are the first of the eight teams with a head coach opening to find their candidate.
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