New Packers HC Matt LaFleur confirmed in a Friday interview with Adam Schein that Mike Pettine will return as the team’s defensive coordinator, as expected.
Reports said shortly after the Packers hired LaFleur that Pettine and his staff were likely to remain in place. Although, it was possible some changes could be made.
Pettine, 52, began his NFL coaching career with the Ravens as an assistant defensive line coach back in 2002. He spent seven years in Baltimore before taking over as the Jets defensive coordinator in 2009.
Pettine spent one year in Buffalo with the Bills before being hired as the Browns’ head coach for the 2014 season. The Packers hired him as their defensive coordinator last year, replacing Dom Capers.
In 2018, Pettine the Packers’ defense ranked No. 12 in yards allowed, No. 14 in points allowed, No. 22 in rushing yards allowed and No. 9 in passing yards allowed.