The Tennessee Titans, and new head coach Mike Vrabel, have found an offensive coordinator. The franchise has snagged away Matt LaFleur from the Los Angeles Rams. He held the same position with L.A. last season.
Rams head coach Sean McVay could have actually blocked the move, but instead released a statement endorsing LaFleur’s abilities.
“I’m excited for Matt LaFleur and his family as he transitions to the Titans as offensive coordinator,” McVay said in a statement. “We’re grateful for his contribution to the Rams and our NFC West Championship season last year. As we move to 2018, we are confident in the leadership and guidance of Aaron Kromer and Shane Waldron as they begin their roles as run coordinator and pass coordinator.”
LaFleur is going to fit Vrabel’s want of an offensive mind capable of putting quarterback Marcus Mariota in positions to thrive. Not only was LaFleur largely responsible for Jared Goff and the Rams exploding as an offense last season, but he was also the quarterbacks coach for the Atlanta Falcons from 2015-16, helping Matt Ryan be awesome.
“Matt brings an energy and an offensive diversity to our team,” Vrabel said in the statement. “He is going to develop an offense that puts our players in position to have success. Matt has worked with some great offensive minds, helped game plan on those staffs and I am looking forward to seeing him take that next step as a play-caller.”
Last season, the Titans finished 23rd in total offense and 19th in scoring offense in a ho-hum styled offense. Obviously, the franchise is hoping LaFleur will help fix that much in the same way he turned the Rams’ offense into a wildebeest last season.