The second Mike LaFleur parted ways with the New York Jets, the Los Angeles Rams grew to become the favourite to land the previous offensive coordinator.
The ship landed on Friday.
NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Rams had been hiring LaFleur as their new coordinator, per sources knowledgeable of the scenario. Los Angeles introduced the hiring later within the afternoon.
The Rams’ 2021 offensive coordinator, Liam Coen, returned to Kentucky, opening the OC place. When Sean McVay decided to return in 2023, filling the coordinator position with somebody who understood the system and will push the boundaries grew to become important.
A protracted-time Kyle Shanahan assistant, it all the time made sense for LaFleur to hitch McVay in L.A., the place his brother Matt earned his first OC gig in 2017.
LaFleur acquired his NFL begin below Shanahan as an intern in Cleveland in 2014, following him to Atlanta from 2015-2016 (offensive assistant) and once more to San Francisco as passing sport coordinator (2017-2020).
LaFleur adopted Robert Saleh to New York in 2021, bringing the Shanahan system to Gang Inexperienced. Issues did not work out so nicely because the Jets struggled offensively, ending within the backside eight in whole offense in each seasons. The quarterback scenario was the most important concern in New York, the place Zach Wilson struggled to develop.
In L.A., LaFleur will attempt to assist McVay bounce again from his worst season because the Rams’ head coach.