8 coaches connected to the Packers' defensive coordinator job

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Brandon Staley

Current job: Free agent

Brandon Staley is the most experienced coach the Packers have interviewed. He spent a year as the Los Angeles Rams' defensive coordinator in 2020, leading them to No. 1 in the NFL. His success with the Rams earned him the Los Angeles Chargers' head coach job.

Things didn't work out for Staley with the Chargers, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport notes there is "considerable interest" from teams needing a defensive coordinator. That includes a potential return to the Rams.

Staley would bring some familiarity to Green Bay, as he runs a similar scheme to Joe Barry's. The question is whether that's what LaFleur wants.

Ejiro Evero

Current job: Panthers defensive coordinator

The Packers had a chance to hire Ejiro Evero in 2021, but LaFleur instead went with Barry. Evero is currently the Carolina Panthers' defensive coordinator but has interviewed for head coach jobs this offseason.

It's unlikely Evero will be available for the Packers to hire him. It could happen if he doesn't take a head coach job and the Panthers allow him to interview elsewhere, but that's unlikely. Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated reported that Evero would be "near or at the top" of the Packers' list should he become available.

Evero has spent the past two seasons as the defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. Despite those teams going a combined 7-27 during his time with them, his defenses ranked Nos. 4 and 8, respectively.