Packers confirm hiring of Matt LaFleur as coach

Matt La Fleur

Matt La Fleur

The search for the Green Bay Packers' 15th head coach in franchise history started early this season after the team fired Mike McCarthy in Week 13 following the loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

The last of 10 candidates interviewed - the final seven over a whirlwind three-day, multi-city excursion last weekend - LaFleur impressed the Packers' brass with his preparedness, enthusiasm and vision.

"It went kind of quiet [and Murphy though], 'Oh, geez, did the connection break?'" Murphy said.

LaFleur comes to Green Bay from Tennessee, where he was offensive coordinator this past season on Titans head coach Mike Vrabel's inaugural staff.

This will be LaFleur's 11th year coaching in the NFL. But, I'm sorry, after taking a day to digest all of this, you can blow me over with a feather but hiring a guy who McVay gave the offensive coordinator title to without having any of the real power, or hiring the Leach disciple who couldn't win anything of note with Patrick Mahomes or Baker Mayfield in college - when they were men among boys - yet those two reach unprecedented highs as boys among men when coached up at the National Football League level.

"The one thing I'll lean on is going back to Atlanta and coming in when you're dealing with a guy in Matt Ryan who had had eight years in the league".

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The key to it all will be the relationship between the quarterback and playcaller.

"That's kind of how I had an idea that maybe I was in the running for it", LaFleur said. Honestly, I'm not going to have any preconceived notions moving forward. And I think that holds true for me as well. "We are committed to winning, there's no doubt about it, and he's a competitor". LaFleur said he has already had a chance to speak with Aaron Rodgers. The Packers are confident they've landed their guy in LaFleur, who fits the popular mold of the young, offensive-guru type. Before that, he was offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams in 2017, helping direct a high-powered offense with coach Sean McVay calling plays. He pointed to his wife and parents, appropriately dressed in green and gold, who were seated along the side of the auditorium, and credited them for his success.

"I took the risk because I knew I had to get out of my comfort zone and grow as a coach". Football is not always easy, you need to navigate through some adversity.

LaFleur's first major order of business will be to put together his coaching staff.

"He made me feel like he could coach our whole team, that he could drive our team to where it needed to be", Gutekunst said.

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