Rams Hiring Mike LaFleur as Offensive Coordinator

It appears that the Los Angeles Rams have a new offensive coordinator. Ian Rapoport is reporting this afternoon that the Rams have hired former Jets offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur.

LaFleur was hired as the Jets’ offensive coordinator in 2021 after spending four seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. LaFleur served as the passing game coordinator and for two years as the team’s wide receiver coach. He followed Robert Salah to New York when Saleh was hired as the Jets head coach.

ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported this week that LaFleur had the “inside track” at the Rams OC job:

“I’m told Mike LaFleur currently* “has the inside track” on being named the offensive coordinator for the Rams, barring a pivot in communications since LaFleur has options, per league sources,” ESPN’s Josina Anderson said. “Obviously nothing is ever done until papers are signed.”

While under LaFleur, and with Zach Wilson at quarterback, the Jets went 11-23 over those two seasons. New York missed the playoffs in both years.

McVay lost his offensive coordinator a few weeks ago. Liam Cohen departed for the same position in the college ranks. Coen spent one season as McVay’s offensive coordinator in Los Angeles before returning to Kentucky.

In 2022 under Coen, the Rams ranked 27th in points per game (18.1), 32nd in yards per game (280.5), 27th in passing yards per game (182.8), and 27th in rushing yards per game (97.7).

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