Packers hire Titans OC Matt LaFleur to fill head coaching position, report says

Packers hire Titans OC Matt LaFleur to fill head coaching position, report says

The Packers have reportedly found their next head coach.

According to a report from NFL Network, Green Bay has hired former Tennessee offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur to fill its head coaching vacancy. He will replace Mike McCarthy, who coached the Packers for 13 seasons before being fired in early December. 

The team moved quickly to hire LaFleur, according to the report. It was also considering Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken.

LaFleur, who has been in the NFL since 2008, also served as the quarterbacks coach for the Redskins and Falcons. He stayed in Atlanta for two seasons before spending a year as the Rams wide receivers coach and Sean McVay’s offensive coordinator (2017) before landing in Tennessee.

LaFleur is expected to keep defensive coordinator Mike Pettine on his staff, according to the report.

Green Bay finished 2018 with a 6-9-1 record, its worst season since 2008 when it ended the year 6-10.