Packers’ Matt LaFleur blocked from interviewing brother for staff role
The Green Bay Packers’ coaching staff could have been a family affair this season, but the San Francisco 49ers are getting in the way.
New Packers coach Matt LaFleur reportedly sought to add his younger brother Mike to his staff. Mike LaFleur currently works as the pass game coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers and would thus need approval from his team to interview — and they’re not giving it.
Packers and HC Matt LaFleur were denied permission to interview/hire younger brother, Mike LaFleur, the 49ers’ WR/passing-game specialist. 49ers told Packers, Browns and Vikings no on talking to Mike LaFleur. Also rejected interview requests on Mike McDaniel and Rich Scangarello.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 12, 2019
If nothing else, the Niners are consistent, though it might annoy the LaFleur brothers a bit. The elder one will have to look elsewhere to sort out his offensive staff.