Rams Hire Matt LaFleur As OC

The Rams have announced the hiring of Matt LaFleur as their offensive coordinator. LaFleur previously served as the Falcons’ quarterbacks coach. Matt LaFleur (vertical)

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LaFleur is widely credited with helping to develop Matt Ryan. Long considered a solid starter, Ryan put it all together this past season en route to an MVP award. Pro Football Focus’ metrics also ranked Ryan as the No. 2 QB in the game, putting him behind only Tom Brady, whose Patriots knocked off Ryan’s Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

LaFleur worked with new Rams head coach Sean McVay while the two were with the Redskins. McVay picked his defensive coordinator a long time ago, but it seems that he waited specifically so that he could hire LaFleur. After molding Ryan into a beast, LaFleur’s next task will be to get the most out of 2016 No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff. While Goff showed flashes in his rookie season, the youngster is still largely green. The right tutelage will go a long way toward helping his progress, but the Rams will also have to improve their offensive line in order to maximize his time in the pocket.

The 37-year-old LaFleur has worked as an offensive assistant at both the collegiate and professional levels, with his most recent college job coming as the Notre Dame quarterbacks coach in 2014. He served in the same capacity with the Redskins from 2010-2013.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported that the Rams would hire LaFleur. Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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  1. Num1PatsFan4Lyfe

    They must be giving him a big raise and/or ATL just didn’t want him as the OC.

      • Num1PatsFan4Lyfe

        Everyone knows that. That’s why I said ATL must have not wanted him as OC, so LAR must be giving him a raise to lure him there.

        • JT19

          Or he’s going from a QB coach position to an OC position. It’s a promotion that Atlanta couldn’t match.

          • Num1PatsFan4Lyfe

            Couldn’t or didn’t want to, since they announced the new OC before it was announced he was leaving?? Doesn’t matter, neither team will ever be a goat.

  2. melissajames1111

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