The man who helped break the news on the Packers’ hiring Matt LaFleur as head coach gave insights into the interview, but also spoke of the importance of LaFleur’s relationship with the team’s two-time MVP quarterback.
“Matt LaFleur knocked his interview out of the park,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter told “Wilde and Tausch” on WTMJ sister station ESPN Milwaukee. Schefter said that after a Sunday afternoon conversation, they took less than 24 hours to wrap up an agreement.
“I think they went into that not expecting to get the type of feedback and reaction…and when they got done, (they said) ‘We found our guy.’ “
Schefter reflected upon how LaFleur was not necessarily the prime name mentioned for the job.
“When we talked about the Packers job, a lot of people were thinking Josh McDaniels, Dan Campbell, guys who got a little more buzz and attention. Matt was sort of flying under the radar,” said Schefter.
“He did a great job with his presentation and interview.”
Now, he will need to present himself again to dozens of future players and coaches, but one in particular will mean the most – 11-year starting quarterback and two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers.
“We all know how important that relationship is going to be,” added Schefter.
“I don’t think they know each other. I don’t think they’ve spoken before. I think they’ll have time to get acquainted here. That obviously is going to be the most important relationship, I would think, that he’s going to have here.”