The Green Bay Packers’ 2023 NFL season is off and running. OTAs have officially started and players are getting acquainted with the new era in Green Bay. With all of the major changes throughout this off-season, the Green Bay Packers may feel the need to bring in additional coaching staff. As it turns out, there is one former NFL head coach who may be joining the Green Bay Packers coaching staff soon.
Green Bay Packers Expected To Hire Former NFL Head Coach Leslie Frazier
“After attending the NFL’s recent Accelerator Program in Minneapolis, former #Bills [assistant head coach] & [defensive coordinator] Leslie Frazier spent two days with the #Packers, is currently spending two days with the #Commanders, and is scheduled to spend two days with the #Giants after that to maintain dialogue,” Josina Anderson of CBS Sports tweeted on Thursday, June 1.
The Green Bay Packers are widely considered one of the “favorites” to land the former head coach. Frazier could bring a lot of help to the defensive side of the ball specifically. Justis Mosqueda of SB Nation’s Acme Packing Co. on Thursday outlined a scenario in which Frazier, who has aspirations of becoming a head coach again, ends up running the Packers defense in 2024.
Beyond Frazier’s head coaching ambitions, though, the elephant in the room is that the Packers might be in the mix for a new defensive coordinator next January, a role that Frazier could fill if things don’t pan out for him on the head coaching front. As we’ve all noticed over the years, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur typically brings in coaches he has ties to in some way, and now Frazier has been added to the list.
If [Green Bay moves on from] Barry after the 2023 season, don’t be surprised if Frazier ends up on a short list of names that are candidates to be the next Packers defensive coordinator. If trends continue, LaFleur will want someone familiar in the foxhole with him, and Frazier’s short visit to Green Bay could have provided some answers to questions he had.
This would certainly be a big move so late into the 2023 off-season, but could bode extremely well for the Green Bay Packers in 2023 or 2024 and beyond.
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