Mike LaFleur is the brother of former Rams offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur. LaFleur coached in the college ranks from 2009 to 2013. He then became an intern with the Cleveland Browns offensive staff in 2014. He served as an offensive assistant for the Atlanta Falcons from 2015 through 2016.
LaFleur joined the San Francisco 49ers in 2017 as their passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach. That year, rookie George Kittle went over 500 yards and Marquise Goodwin had a career year. In 2018, LaFleur maintained same role, and despite losing Jimmy Garoppolo to season-ending injury, the 49ers made the most of Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard. Kittle had a career year with 88 receptions for 1,377 yards and five touchdowns.
In 2019, LaFleur continued as the 49ers passing game coordinator, but was no longer the receivers coach. Jimmy Garoppolo had a career year with nearly 4,000 passing yards, 27 touchdowns and sustained a 69 percent completion rate. Kittle had his second 1,000 yard season. The 49ers ranked 13th in passing yards, second in scoring offense and tied sixth in passing touchdowns.
LaFleur is getting interest from other teams but a year with the title Offensive Coordinator could make him a Head Coaching candidate sooner than later. He would be able to stay in California and he could bring some of the 49ers offensive ideas with him.