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Meet new Packers head coach Matt LaFleur

Meet new Packers head coach Matt LaFleur

Meanwhile, it'll be vital for LaFleur to find a comfort zone with Rodgers, who is coming off a down season by his standards.

"He needs to know I care about the players I work with", LeFleur said of the star quarterback. "We were going to stop in New Orleans, Nashville, Indianapolis". Murphy said that none of the first nine candidates really stood out. Murphy said the council talked about a sense of complacency that had settled in among certain players this past season.

On the flight back to Green Bay, the Packers leadership each felt LaFleur was their top candidate.

The Green Bay Packers made it official Tuesday night, announcing former Tennessee Titans Offensive Coordinator Matt LaFleur has been named the team's new head coach. To LaFleur, that means trying to "stay one step ahead of the game because if you stay stagnant and you don't evolve, I think people catch up to you".

"I couldn't think of a greater place to be a head coach in all of sports". There were plenty of other strong candidates vying for the opportunity to work with an all-time great QB in the back half of his career, but Green Bay was smart to pass on all of them and go with LaFleur.

But LaFleur is very much the real deal as far as Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy and General Manager Brian Gutekunst are concerned. "He has a tremendous ability to build relationships on multiple levels, which is a very important aspect in leading a football team".

LaFleur joined the Titans in 2018 with nine previous years of National Football League coaching experience.

He comes from Tennessee, where he served as offensive coordinator in 2018.




NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says the Packers "moved quickly on LaFleur" rather than take the time for a second round of interviews.

LaFleur had been the most prepared candidate and impressed the Packers brass with his vision and quiet confidence. The Titans finished last season ranked 27th in scoring offense.

One version of it is being run by Kyle Shanahan with the 49ers, another by McVay with the Rams and now by LaFleur in Green Bay.

And LaFleur can only hope it goes as well as it did with another MVP quarterback he coached.

LaFleur spent two seasons (2015-16) as quarterbacks coach for the Atlanta Falcons.

Demovsky says the hiring is expected to keep Packers' defensive coordinator Mike Pettine and his staff intact.

The success of the young offensive gurus in head-coaching positions, like the Rams' Sean McVay, and the rival Bears' Matt Nagy, certainly paved the way for LaFleur, who has just 10 seasons of coaching experience and one season as a play-caller.