Jim Caldwell Has Interviewed For Packers HC

Just before Christmas, it was reported that former Lions and Colts head coach Jim Caldwell would be a head coaching candidate in 2019. Just a few days later, he has apparently already interviewed for the vacancy in Green Bay, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports (Twitter link). 

The vacancy, of course, is the helm left after the team fired longtime head coach Mike McCarthy earlier in the season. A longtime quarterbacks coach, Caldwell would seemingly be a solid addition to work with Aaron Rodgers. In his career, Caldwell has worked with franchise quarterbacks such as Peyton Manning and Matthew Stafford.

However, Rodgers seemingly put his support behind interim head coach Joe Philbin after this past week’s win, according to Jason Wilde of the Wisconsin State Journal.

During his run as a head coach, Caldwell has amassed a 62-50 record and delivered three winning seasons in four campaigns with Detroit after the team logged just two such seasons in the previous 16 years before his arrival.

Before that, Caldwell was a longtime assistant with the Colts who became Indianapolis’ head coach in 2009 after Tony Dungy retired. He guided his club to an AFC championship in his first season at the helm and the Colts lost the Super Bowl that year. They returned to the playoffs in 2010, but finished 2011 with a 2-14 record after the season-long injury to Manning and Caldwell was fired at the end of the season.

Caldwell is a Wisconsin native who was born and raised in Beloit, just across the border from Illinois.


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18 comments on “Jim Caldwell Has Interviewed For Packers HC

    • tsolid

      Yea…62-50 career coaching record had nothing to do with it, huh? Plenty of white coaches with losing records get interviews, right? Is that the White Privilege Rule??

        • tsolid

          Doesn’t matter…. still more successful than plenty other coaches that continue to get jobs. Keep moving the Goal Post from being qualified to interview, to how many playoff wins. Nice try

  1. afsooner02

    Rather have Forrest Gregg or Lindy Infante back than freakin Caldwell…..

  2. maximumvelocity

    Or, they could be interested in one of the best offensive minds and more successful head coaches over the past decade, one who also helped a team led by Joe Flacco to a title.

    Caldwell is more than qualified for the position.

    • kenleyfornia2

      “best offensive minds”, yeah right. McVay, Nagy, Reid, Reich, Pederson those are the best offensive minds. Maybe in a world where they all dont exist you can call Caldwell that. And stop pretending Joe Flacco has been this way his whole career. Him and the Ravens were very very good early in the decade

  3. Dat

    Cadwell is just too soft, he need to be more aggressive with a talented qb

  4. crosseyedlemon

    Teams are expected to interview at least one minority candidate so Caldwell will satisfy that requirement. He likely won’t get hired though.

  5. PeterDipersio

    I think they just interviewed Caldwell to support the Rooney rule!

  6. joefriday14

    Lets hope they hire him, before Detroit comes to their senses and rehires him.

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