Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur will look to push his club’s record to 3-1 in Thursday night’s Week 4 tilt with the Detroit Lions. Such a victory would give Green Bay an early lead in the NFC North and also serve as a measure of revenge to a Detroit squad that managed to boot the Packers out of the playoffs late last season.
LaFleur’s Packers are definitely one of the favorites to capture the division crown. If their efforts prove successful, it would mark the fourth division championship in five tries for Green Bay and its 43-year-old lead skipper. That achievement would no doubt mark a hugely successful first campaign without former QB Aaron Rodgers for LaFleur and his team.
If he fails in that pursuit, some detractors will continue to express their doubts about his coaching prowess. While LaFleur began his coaching career with three consecutive 13-win seasons, he’s still faced criticism for his team’s postseason shortcomings. Some folks also minimize his successes due to the presence of Rodgers.
If the way he’s compensated is any indication, the Packers would seem to be pleased with the results LaFleur has produced.
The #Packers won 13 games 1 time in 11 seasons under Mike McCarthy with Aaron Rodgers under center.
They won 13 games 3 times in 4 seasons under Matt LaFleur.
Please put some respect on Matt LaFleur's name.
— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) September 18, 2023
What Is Matt LaFleur’s Net Worth?
Contractual information for NFL coaches can be tougher to dig up than it is for players. We don’t have the exact terms of LaFleur’s deal, but Sportskeeda reports the contract he initially signed with Green Bay in 2019 was worth around $5 million annually.
LaFleur did earn a contract extension for his efforts last summer, as per CBS Sports. Again, the specifics of the extension weren’t disclosed to the public, but it’s not unrealistic to assume that he enjoyed a pay increase when he put pen to paper.
His reported net worth varies depending on the source you consult. Clutch Points‘ JR Malabanan reported it to be in the neighborhood of $7 million just a few days ago. Meanwhile, Dan Girolamo of The Sports Daily reported that LaFleur was worth $10 million just last month.
It’s important to keep in mind that both men have been coaching far longer than LaFleur, and both have Super Bowl appearances under their belt. Pederson was even part of the Super Bowl 52-winning Philadelphia Eagles.
That’s the thing. LaFleur has enjoyed a great deal of success in his near-half decade as Green Bay’s head coach, and his bank account reflects that. But at 43 years old, he’s merely scratching the surface of his coaching and earning potential.
Matt LaFleur on that last throw from Jordan Love to Samori Toure pic.twitter.com/seGOod4s2p
— Andy Herman (@AndyHermanNFL) September 20, 2023
If early returns are any indication, he and new signal-caller Jordan Love could be set up to enjoy a lot of success, both on-field and financially.