GREEN BAY, Wis. -
Matt Lafleur has been hired as the Green Bay Packer's 15th Head Coach.
President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Murphy made the announcement:
“We are very excited to welcome Matt as the next head coach of the Green Bay Packers,” “We found a coach with the background and experience that we think will get us back to playing winning football. We’re also excited about the person—he is bright with a great work ethic and a perfect fit for Green Bay and the organization.”
Local 5's Lily Zhao was on scene when Coach LaFleur took his first steps into Lambeau as the new leader of the Pack:
The Packers have reportedly zeroed in on their next head coach and offered the job to Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur.
ESPN was first to report that Green Bay had offered the job to LaFleur and notified other candidates of their decision. Other outlets have since confirmed that report.
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
Matt LaFleur was one of the 4 candidates the #Packers talked to who had no previous head coaching experience in the NFL, but worked under Sean McVay & Kyle Shanahan. Moved up the ranks as a QB coach. Could be a great partnership between him & Aaron Rodgers.— Lily Zhao (@LilySZhao) January 7, 2019
LaFleur spent last season as the offensive coordinator for Tennessee after serving in a similar role with the Rams in 2017. Going to Nashville would allow LaFleur to call plays with the Titans. In Los Angeles, head coach Sean McVay serves as the offensive play caller.
The 39-year-old has also served as a quarterbacks coach for both the Washington Redskins, and Atlanta Falcons. That includes working with Matt Ryan during his MVP campaign in 2016.
The team has not made an official announcement about the job.
Local 5's Sports Director Burke Griffin spoke candidly about what the offer to Matt LaFleur means for the Packers:
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