Rams hire former Jets OC Mike LaFleur for same position: Report


Former Jets offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur didn't spend too much time unemployed.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, LaFleur has been hired by the Rams to be their new offensive coordinator after their Super Bowl defense ended with heavy disappointment. LaFleur now joins head coach Sean McVay, who is looking to turn around a team that finished 5-12 this season.

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For LaFleur, the new job brings some familiarity, as he returns to the NFC West after spending four years with the 49ers on their coaching staff, where he was with Robert Saleh before Saleh brought him over to the Jets when he was hired as Gang Green's head coach.

LaFleur was reportedly frustrated with the lack of offensive potential due to the struggles of Zach Wilson, but publicly put the blame on himself for the lack of Wilson's development. He admitted that the Jets probably should have brought in a veteran to play in front of Wilson as a rookie, but Gang Green was able to put plenty of offensive talent around Wilson this season, and while the Jets are committed to finding that veteran quarterback, LaFleur and New York agreed to part ways before the Jets hired Nathaniel Hackett.

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