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Packers 'zeroing in' on hiring Matt LaFleur as New head coach, per report

The former Titans OC appears to be the pick for Mark Murphy and Brian Gutekunst.

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers appear to have selected the successor to Mike McCarthy. In a bit of a surprise, it is not Josh McDaniels. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the team has selected Matt LaFleur as the next head coach.

Schefter reports that the team has begun telling other interviewees that their decision is made and that they should continue pursuing other options. The hire is reportedly imminent, though not yet official.

LaFleur was one of the candidates that the Packers interviewed this weekend - on Sunday, to be exact. He has just one year of playcalling experience, holding those duties in 2018 as the Titans' offensive coordinator after holding the same title but not calling plays for the 2017 Los Angeles Rams. APC discussed his experience in more detail in a post last week, which you can find here.

LaFleur will surely work closely with Aaron Rodgers this season, as he has made waves for his work with quarterbacks in the past. He was the QBs coach for the Atlanta Falcons in 2016, when Matt Ryan won the MVP award en route to the Super Bowl. He also helped develop Kirk cousins in Washington and was instrumental in Jared Goff's turnaround in Los Angeles last season.

LaFleur will have say over his coaching staff in Green Bay. However, an ESPN source indicated that he would like to keep defensive coordinator Mike Pettine on for next season. With Pettine still under contract, that is certainly still an option.

Stay tuned as more details come out about this developing story.