It took a day, but the Green Bay Packers have officially named Matt LaFleur the 15th head coach of the green and gold.
"It's always been a dream of mine to be an NFL head coach," LaFleur said. "To be the head coach of the Green Bay Packers, it is surreal."
The Packers interviewed ten candidates throughout the process, and quickly found there was no better fit than LeFleur.
"I guess I'd say a couple things about Matt. He was the most prepared interview. The most prepared candidate. It was obvious that he really did his research," Packers CEO Mark Murphy said. "He knew all about our roster, our coaches, everything. He was also very genuine and very natural. It really felt like more of a conversation rather than an interview."
LeFleur shot up the coaching ranks in recent years, going from quarterbacks coach with the Atlanta Falcons in 2015-16, offensive coordinator with the Los Angeles Rams in 2017, and then offensive coordinator with the Tennessee Titans this season. The 39-year old is confident all those experiences have prepared him for the biggest job of his life.
"I'm gonna be my own person," Lafleur said. "The way I lead is going to be different than Kyle (Shanahan), It's gonna be different than Sean (McVay). I think the only way to lead is you better be true to yourself. You better be real. You better be honest, and that's exactly how I'm going to be with these guys."