Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
Matt LaFleur, the former offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams, has agreed to be the next head for the Green Bay Packers. The 39-year-old LaFleur agreed to a four-year contract with a fifth-year option, a rare deal for a first-time head coach.
Rams head coach Sean McVay hired LaFleur last season to be his quarterback coach after he helped Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan win the NFL Most Valuable Player Award. As the Rams offensive coordinator, the Rams offense put up record point scoring that transitioned a second-year quarterback Jared Goff with a fantastic second season. Goff earned his first pro-bowl with his play to help the Rams finish with a winning season for the first time since 2006.
The past off-season the TennesseeTitans hired Mike Vrable, the Patriots former all-pro linebacker as their new head coach, he quickly sought-after LaFleur. After meeting with LaFleur, the Titans organization promptly hired LaFleur soon after completing their coaching recruiting.
Titans general manager Jon Robinson who is great friends with Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst helped engineer LaFleur's hire with persuasion to Packers president Mark Murphy. LaFleur hiring over former head coaches with experiences such as Jim Caldwell, Chuck Pagano, and Adam Gase came by surprise any of the three landed the job.
The Packers fired longtime head coach Mike McCarthy during the regular season after the team failed to make the playoffs. Rumors circulated that McCarthy and quarterback Aaron Rogers were no longer on the same page and team he lost control of the team. McCarthy won one Super Bowl with the Packers and made the playoffs every year but twice.
Rams head coach McVay in just his second full season have two coaches hired by other teams, with one getting a head coaching job in one year. This season two other young assistant coaches Shane Waldron, and Zac Taylor interviewed with several teams for their head coaching vacancies. At this point, neither of two been hired by it displays McVay system.
Out with old and in with the new is what the Rams coaching staff is starting to develop. Is the young McVay the new Bill Belichick of the NFL? McVay has inaugurated his coaching tree of success in the NFL, and expect to see more of his coaches targeted for other head coaching or coordinator positions.