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Matt LaFleur to be the youngest Packers head coach since Curly Lambeau

Posted: 7:20 PM, Jan 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-08 01:21:26Z
Associated Press

At the age of 39, the Green Bay Packers new head coach Matt LaFleur will be the youngest in team history since Curly Lambeau, who was a player-coach in the early 20th Century.

LaFleur was hired by the Packers on Monday. Green Bay was searching for a head coach after firing Mike McCarthy mid-way through the 2018 season.

LaFleur, is just four years older than Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. LaFleur is also the same age new Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy was when he was hired last year.

As of Monday, LaFleur would be the third youngest head coach in the NFL, behind Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams and Kyle Shanahan of the San Francisco 49ers.