Packers: Where does Matt LaFleur rank among top NFL head coaches?

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There is no debate here. Matt LaFleur is off to the greatest start for an NFL head coach in the history of the sport.

The Michigan native has a ridiculous record of 41-13. He has won 13 games in each of his first three seasons with the Green Bay Packers. He is a winner.

That already puts him in the top tier of current coaches. But there are a lot of great coaches in the league, so where does the former Omaha Beef QB rank among his counterparts?

There is the gold standard that is Bill Belichick, an eight-time Super Bowl champion (six as head coach of the New England Patriots).

Then, there is Andy Reid, who is one of the most brilliant offensive minds in NFL history. He has coached the likes of Brett Favre, Donovan McNabb, Michael Vick, and now Patrick Mahomes.

Mike Tomlin is another Hall of Fame coach that doesn’t lose. He has never had a losing season in his 15 years coaching the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh has an NFL-record eight playoff road wins and is a former Coach of the Year.

Those are all the veteran coaches that have achieved greatness in some capacity during their careers.

The next wave of head coaches is the young talent.

Fresh off of a Super Bowl, Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay is one of the smartest in the game. Kyle Shanahan is one of the most creative play-callers in the league out in San Francisco.

Zac Taylor, fresh off of a Super Bowl appearance, has helped turned the Cincinnati Bengals around. Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel isn’t as young but has built a strong, winning culture.

LaFleur fits right into that category. He is the best winner of that bunch. He has had a top-10 offense each of the past two seasons, including the No. 1-ranked scoring offense in 2020.

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He has helped build Green Bay’s defense into an elite unit, too. His connection with QB Aaron Rodgers is next-level.

LaFleur has turned the Packers into a running team that also has the greatest thrower of the football on their side.

He may have made the hire of the offseason, too, in special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, who was surprisingly let go by the Las Vegas Raiders after leading them to the playoffs amid a tumultuous season. Bisaccia will help turn the special teams unit into a strength for the Packers.

Matt LaFleur would be the first person to tell you that it doesn’t mean a thing without the ring. The Packers have the most wins in a three-year span, 39, without winning a Super Bowl.

He has this franchise in prime position over the next few years to bring the Lombardi Trophy home, even with the loss of Davante Adams. LaFleur will have this team ready to roll in 2022.

They are deeper, more balanced, and somehow have youth and experience on their side. An argument could be made for Matt LaFleur being the hungriest of the head coaches listed above.

We will see the results come in this February. You better believe that.