ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Falcons could lose another notable coach from their offensive staff once their season is officially over.
Schefter says that the Rams will request permission to interview Falcons QBs coach Matt LaFleur for their offensive coordinator vacancy after Super Bowl LI. LaFleur previously worked with new Rams HC Sean McVay while they were both working on the Redskins’ coaching staff.
According to Schefter, LaFleur is interested in the position and McVay reportedly views him as a great option to help him implement his offense and work with former No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff.
One other possibility for LaFleur would be to join the 49ers’ coaching staff and Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco.
It’s still possible that the Falcons could consider promoting LaFleur to offensive coordinator as Shanahan’s replacement or they could target a more experienced play-caller such as Chip Kelly.
LaFleur, 36, began his NFL coaching career with the Texans as their offensive quality control coach back in 2008. He later took over as the Redskins’ QBs coach in 2010 and spent four years with Washington.
After one year at Notre Dame, LaFleur returned to the NFL when the Falcons hired him as their QBs coach in 2015.
We’ll have more regarding the Rams’ offensive coordinator search as the news is available.