The Los Angeles Rams will request permission to speak with Atlanta Falcons quarterback coach Matt LaFleur about their offensive coordinator position, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Lafleur and new Rams head coach Sean McVay once worked together in Washington and McVay believes he can improve the offense and help quarterback Jared Goff reach his potential.
According to Schefter, the feeling is mutual.
LaFleur would be the logical candidate to replace current Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, as Shanahan is set to accept the San Fransisco 49ers’ head coaching job.
LaFleur was also mentioned to join Shanahan in the Bay Area as the team’s offensive coordinator.
Atlanta has expressed interest in former 49ers’ coach Chip Kelly as their next offensive coordinator, according to Ian Rapport of NFL.com.
LaFleur knows he’s a hot candidate and will be pursued by both Rams and 49ers, but his singular focus is helping the Falcons capture its first Lombardi Trophy.
“I really don’t care,” he told Rapport during Super Bowl week.