- Jan 21, 2017
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LaFleur is just one win away from matching George Seifert for the most wins by a head coach in his first three seasons in NFL history. Seifert won 38 games in his first three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers from 1989 to 1991, winning two Super Bowls and recording two 14-win regular seasons.
Packers' Matt LaFleur set to match NFL record currently held by former Super Bowl winning head coach
LaFleur is off to one of the best starts for a head coach ever
Assuming that the Packers deal with the depleted Vikings and the Lions, LaFleur will finish his third season with 40 wins, comfortably holding the record for most wins through three seasons. That's an 82% win rate, which is just insane.
LaFleur is finally getting a little bit of love in the media for this accomplishment. His earlier success was largely ignored because of the presences of Rodgers. That's absurd seeing as how:
1) Rodgers wasn't special during LaFleur's first season as HC.
2) The absolute best three year run of Rodgers' career (either 2009-11, or 2010-12) saw a 76% win rate.
3) The three seasons Rodgers played prior to LaFleur's arrival (excluding injury plagued 2017) featured a win rate of 54%.
So the switch from McCarthy to LaFleur has equated to a jump of nearly 30 points.
I don't get the sense that most Packer fans realized they're watching the most successful coach in NFL history.