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Falcons quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur to be named next Rams offensive coordinator

The longtime quarterbacks coach gets a new opportunity in Los Angeles.

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The dominoes are falling pretty fast out here.

LaFleur is a longtime Kyle Shanahan disciple who spent the last two seasons working as Matt Ryan’s quarterbacks coach, which will certainly make you look pretty good. The veteran assistant now joins a young coaching staff in Los Angeles, where he’ll try to turn an offense that was moribund under Jeff Fisher into a force to be reckoned with. It’s a career-making opportunity, albeit a rough one for a man who hasn’t been a coordinator at the NFL level.

The Falcons just hired Steve Sarkisian to be their new offensive coordinator, and they’ll likely have to fill multiple positions on his staff before the dust settles. Getting a new quarterbacks coach (perhaps old Boston College coach Jeff Jagodinski?) becomes a top priority now, and it’ll have to be someone Matt Ryan is comfortable with.

Anyways, good luck to Matt LaFleur. This is the busiest damn Tuesday.