Dan Orlovsky perfectly sums up why Matt LaFleur should win Coach of the Year

ESPN NFL analyst Dan Orlovsky has his own thoughts on why the Green Bay Packers’ Matt LaFleur should win the Coach of the Year Award.

It’s that time of the year. With the end of the 2021 NFL regular season on Sunday evening, voters for the league’s awards (via the Associated Press) will be busy. From MVP to Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year to the top rookies to the Coach of the Year.

A year ago, first-time NFL sideline leader Kevin Stefanski led the Cleveland Browns to an 11-5 finish and the club’s first playoff berth since 2002. One year earlier, it was Baltimore’s John Harbaugh guiding NFL MVP Lamar Jackson and the Ravens to an AFC North title and a league-best 14-2 record.

ESPN NFL analyst Dan Orlovsky thinks it’s a no-brainer who should win this year.

Don’t overthink it, Matt LaFleur should win the Coach of the Year Award

For the third straight year, Matt LaFleur has guided the Green Bay Packers to 13 regular-season victories and the NFC North title. Granted the award is usually given to someone who does great work resurrecting a program. Hence the selection of Stefanski a season ago.

And there are countless other examples over the years. And there are a ton of worthy candidates. And it’s going to be very difficult for the 50 voters to make up their minds with the likes of LaFleur, Mike Vrabel (Titans), Zac Taylor (Bengals, Bill Belichick (Patriots), etc., either overcoming adversity and injuries or bringing back a team from a terrible season(s).

For the record, it’s been a long time since the head coach of the Green Bay Packers took home this trophy. The year was 1989 and Lindy Infante led the team to a 10-6 (but missed the playoffs) after a 4-12 showing one season earlier.