Is Matt LaFleur the best head coach in the National Football League right now? How does he compare to other current top coaches, like the Rams’ Sean McVay, the Patriots’ Bill Belichick, the Chiefs’ Andy Reid, or the Steelers’ Mike Tomlin?
Maybe those are the wrong comparisons. Maybe the guy we should be comparing him to is George Seifert. He’s the coach whose record LaFleur just surpassed. Seifert became the field boss of the San Francisco 49ers in 1989. His team went 14-2 in his first year, then followed that up with another 14-2 season in 1990. In his third season the Niners slipped to 10-6.