Matt LaFleur spent two seasons as the quarterback coach with the Atlanta Falcons. He is now set to interview for head coach with the Tennessee Titans.
Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur spent two seasons as the quarterbacks coach for the Atlanta Falcons. He was under offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and helped Matt Ryan during his 2016 NFL MVP winning season.
Sure, it’s easy to discount a position coaches work in that regard, but if you look at the list of players LaFleur has been around you can’t help but be impressed. He was on Shanahan’s staff in Washington when the Redskins had a Rookie of the Year season from Robert Griffin III.
From there, LaFleur went to Notre Dame and led Everson Golson to a 29 passing touchdown season. He then spent two years with Atlanta before joining Sean McVay with the Los Angeles Rams, although this time he was the offensive coordinator.
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All that happened for him in L.A. was they saw 2016 first overall pick Jared Goff go from a bust to one of the better quarterback prospects in the game.
It’s no wonder then that the Tennessee Titans are now interested in LaFleur for their recently vacated head coaching job. While they have a potential star in Marcus Mariota under center, he’s wildly inconsistent.
The Titans must be curious as to what a guy like LaFleur can do if he’s able to invest some time in Mariota’s development.
At just 38-years old, LaFleur would be one of the younger head coaches if hired. The success of the 31-year old McVay with the Rams may finally be enough for teams to realize finding bright young minds is a much better route than hiring old re-treads.
LaFleur is clearly one of those bright young minds. If the Titans elect not to hire him, it won’t be ling until someone does.