Mike LaFleur is an American football coach for National Football League (NFL). He previously worked as an assistant coach for the Cleveland Browns, the Atlanta Falcons, and the San Francisco 49ers; in addition, Mike was an Offensive Coordinator for the New York Jets.
Mike LaFleur Anticiptated to Join Sean McVay’s Staff After Jets Exit
The New York Jets have shown they know how to perform a spin move over the last 2 days.
Jets coach Robert Saleh insisted on Thursday that the team allowed offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur to pursue other opportunities rather than simply saying the team fired him. It is extremely hard to believe.
Robert said that some teams have been inquiring about Mike’s availability for a few days, and it will be good for everyone to pursue those opportunities.
The Jets decided to dump Mike after the offense fell apart down the stretch and failed to score a touchdown in the final 3 games. He will surely get another job, but it will take more work to get one up from the offensive coordinator, or likely.
There is a belief in the NFL that Jets owner Woody Johnson told Robert to fire Mike. Woody said he had no input on the decision to fire Mike. Robert said Woody gives him full power to make decisions along with Joe Douglas, the general manager.
Two years back, Robert brought Mike with him from San Francisco. They both know each other for nearly 20 years, and Robert is best friends with Matt LaFleur, Mike’s elder brother (the coach of the Packers).
As for Mike’s replacement, Robert said he would put a wide net and that the new coordinator doesn’t have to run the Shanahan scheme that Mike and Robert brought with him from San Francisco.
Robert insisted this was an attractive job and with the coaching staff entering a break season. He pointed to the defensive success and the skilled offensive players as positives. Robert also added that they are ready to attack and ensure we do everything to satisfy that position.
Mike LaFleur Early Life:
Mike was in March 1987 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan; his birthdate is unavailable.
Mike LaFleur Family Background:
Mike was born to Denny and Kristi LaFleur. Denny used to play as a linebacker for Central Michigan, and Kristi was a cheerleader.
Mike has an elder brother named Matt LaFleur, the head coach of the Green Bay Packers.
Mike LaFleur Education:
Mike completed his high school education at Mount Pleasant High School (MPHS) and later attended Elmhurst College. In 2006 and 2007, he played quarterback for the Bluejays. Further, in 2008, he started all 10 games at safety for the Bluejays. He was a team captain and a 3-time letter-winner.
Mike LaFleur Physical stats:
Mike stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 70 kg. He has a fair complexion with brown hair and light brown eyes.
Mike LaFleur Birth Signs:
Mike’s exact birthdate is unavailable. However, he was born in March; he may be a Piscean or Ariens.
Mike LaFleur Net worth:
Mike’s estimated networth should be between $2- $4 Million based on his years of coaching experience.
Mike LaFleur Relationship Status:
Mike has been married to Lauren L Ball since 2010. The couple has two children, one son, and one daughter.
Mike LaFleur Career:
In 2009, Mike started his coaching career as an offensive assistant for the Elmhurst Bluejays. From 2010 to 2012, he coached at Saint Joseph’s and accepted an offensive coordinator position with Davidson the following year.
Further, in 2014, Mike accepted his 1st NFL position as an offensive intern for the Cleveland Browns under offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. For the 2015 and 2016 seasons, Mike followed Kyle to Atlanta as an offensive assistant.
Upon Kyle’s promotion to the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, Mike accepted a designation of a passing game coordinator and wide receivers position coach in 2017 for the San Francisco 49ers. He served in the dual role for 2 years, and in 2019, the wide receivers coach designation was given to Wes Welker. That season, Mike coached the 49ers to an NFC Championship, and before the Super Bowl, it was agreed to a contract extension with the 49ers.
In 2021, Mike followed Robert Saleh from the 49ers to become the Jets’ offensive coordinator. In the 2022-2023 season, the 49ers had 7 wins and 4 losses, and later they lost 6 straight games, ending the campaign at 7-10 and missing the playoffs for an NFL-high 12 straight years. In the last 3 games of that six-game losing streak, the team failed to score a single touchdown.
Mike LaFleur Social Appearance:
Mike has an account on Twitter with around 160 followers.