Los Angeles Rams to Interview Mike LaFleur for OC

Sometimes, the NFL is all about who you know. Per SI's Albert Breer, the Los Angeles Rams interviewed recently ousted New York Jets offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur for their own OC opening, and he has emerged as a favorite to land the position.

LaFleur served as offensive coordinator for the Jets from 2021 to 2022, leading the team to the 28th and 29th most points in the league. Before that, he was the passing game coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers from 2017 to 2020. The 49ers made the Super Bowl following the 2019 season but finished with losing records and below-average offenses in the three other seasons LaFleur coached.

LaFleur bombed as the Jets offensive coordinator, but the Rams job is a much cushier, less demanding gig: head coach Sean McVay schemes much of the offense and calls plays. LaFleur also has some good old-fashioned NFL cronyism working in his favor: his brother Matt LaFleur is the current head coach of the Green Bay Packers and served as the Rams offensive coordinator in 2017. Mike isn't likely to be a needle mover for the Rams in 2023; if they rebound after a dreadful 2022 season, it will be due to better health and increased focus from McVay. 

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