The Minnesota Vikings are looking to fill up their coaching staff but one individual who they will not be adding is 49ers specialist Mike LaFleur.
This offseason will be a busy one for the Minnesota Vikings front office. They need to fill several holes in their coaching staff while working on improving the roster and taking care of scouting, contracts, and much more.
One of the individuals the Vikings reportedly had been showing some interest in is San Francisco 49ers wide receivers/passing game coordinator Mike LaFleur who previously worked with the offensive line during his time with the Cleveland Browns.
LaFleur is the younger brother of the recently hired Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur. While Matt is enjoying his new role, it appears Mike will be staying with the 49ers for the time being.
Recently, Adam Schefter of ESPN took to Twitter to announce that San Francisco has blocked the Vikings along with the Packers and Browns an opportunity to interview Mike LaFleur for a position within their staff. Here is that tweet:
It is unknown what position Minnesota was looking at for LaFleur, but the Vikings will need to move forward to look at other candidates for open positions such as quarterbacks coach and a permanent offensive line coach.
The Vikings have been known for blocking some interviews in the past when they had valuable staff members under contract who they didn’t want to let go. Still, it’s rough when it happens the other way around and young coaches with potential aren’t allowed to interview with Minnesota.
The hunt for the replacement coaching staff for the Minnesota Vikings will be something to watch as the offseason goes on, but there should also be a lot of news regarding free agents, the 2019 NFL Draft, personnel moves, and much more as deadlines inch closer.