After just one season in Nashville, Matt LaFleur is heading north to become the next head coach of the Green Bay Packers, according to multiple reports. ESPN had it first.
Packers offered the job to Titans' OC Matt LaFleur, per sources. Other HC candidates have been notified that they're out. So it looks like LaFleur in Green Bay.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 7, 2019
This is without a doubt Green Bay’s attempt to find the next Sean McVay, as several organizations have tried to do this offseason. However, the numbers certainly weren’t there for the Titans in year one. Tennessee ranked just 25th in total offense in 2018.
To be fair, LaFleur dealt with several huge blows to the offense, including losing tight end Delanie Walker in week one. Marcus Mariota’s growth in the offense was stunted by a week one nerve injury that seemed to have lingering effects throughout the season. To make matters worse, Rishard Matthews quit the team in the first month of the season.
LaFleur wasn’t exactly dealt a great hand in Nashville, but this is still a total leap of faith for the Packers. It’s a great deal for LaFleur though, who will now get to work with Aaron Rodgers.
For the Titans, it’s going to be Marcus Mariota’s fourth offensive coordinator in five seasons. If you’re wondering why Mariota hasn’t developed into a big time NFL passer, you can probably start with that fact.
Let the offensive coordinator search begin.