LaFleur will be youngest coach since Lambeau
Once his hiring is official, Matt LaFleur will become the second youngest head coach in the history of the Green Bay Packers.
LaFleur, who turned 39 years old in November, will trail only Curly Lambeau, a founding member of the Packers who coached his first official game at the age of 21.
Since Lambeau, the Packers have not hired a head coach under the age of 40.
LaFleur will also become the third youngest coach in the NFL, trailing only Sean McVay and Kyle Shanahan, the two most prominent coaches he worked with as he ascended through the coaching ranks.
LaFleur is only four years older than Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who turned 35 in December. The oldest player on the Packers roster is defensive back Tramon Williams, who turns 36 in March.
A former college quarterback, LaFleur spent five years as an assistant in the college ranks before landing a job as an offensive quality control assistant in Houston with the Texans. There, he met Shanahan, who brought him along to Washington and later to Atlanta as a quarterbacks coach. McVay eventually hired him as offensive coordinator in Los Angeles in 2017, setting up his opportunity to be the play-caller i n Tennessee t his past season.
Curly Lambeau was 21 when he coached his first official game.