LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Rams are in the process of hiring former New York Jets offensive coordinator Mike Lafleur, a source confirmed to ESPN on Friday.
The move, first reported by NFL Network, comes after LaFleur and the Jets parted ways and Rams offensive coordinator Liam Coen left Sean McVay’s staff to take the same position with the Kentucky Wildcats.
In the 2022 season, the Rams offense has consistently struggled to get the ball down the field. The unit was hit hard by injuries last season and lost its quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receivers Cooper coup And Allen Robinson To season-ending injuries.
The Rams have also started 12 different offensive line combinations in the first 12 games because of the many injuries on the offensive line.
LaFleur spent the past two seasons with the Jets, leading an offense that finished 29th in rushing and 25th in total yards in 2022 and 28th and 26th last season.
The Super Bowl LVI champions, who finished 5-12 last season, expect to have a healthy Stafford and Cupp to begin OTAs in April.
Prior to his tenure with the Jets, LaFleur was the San Francisco 49ers passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach from 2017 to 2020 under coach Kyle Shanahan.
Lafleur’s brother, Green Bay Packers coach Matt Lafleur, was the Rams’ offensive coordinator under McVay in 2017.