Latest On Ex-Packers HC Mike McCarthy

Although reports earlier this week indicated former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy intends to coach in 2019, that may not be the case. McCarthy is still deciding whether to take head coaching interviews or instead remain in the Green Bay area for another year, a source tells Rob Demovsky of

McCarthy didn’t say he won’t coach next season, but did indicate he plans to “lay low and try to finish this professional chapter on the high road.” He has five children, four of whom are still school-aged, so leaving Green Bay may not be an easy decision. Over 13 seasons with the Packers, McCarthy posted a 125-77-2 record during the regular season and a 10-8 mark (including a Super Bowl victory) in the playoffs.

Now that’s no longer tied to Green Bay, McCarthy can freely speak to other teams about their vacancies. In addition, he can reach out to contacts around the league in an effort to formulate a potential staff. Both of those factors could give him an edge over other head coaching candidates who are still employed.

A clearer picture of where McCarthy could end up in 2019 won’t fully develop until more head coaching openings are created, but there is already conjecture on his destination. The Jets have been mentioned as possible suitor if Todd Bowles is fired, while the Browns also make sense as a landing spot given the presence of former Packers executives — John DorseyEliot WolfAlonzo Highsmith — in Cleveland’s front office.

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14 comments on “Latest On Ex-Packers HC Mike McCarthy

  1. playicy

    That sucks for Cleveland if he sits out a year, because now ur stuck with what u had as a coach every year! A 1st year coach

    • Bubba

      He is doing Cleveland a favor. Completely Overrated. I wouldn’t let him coach a Pee Wee team

          • nubbz18

            McCarthy is a hall of fame coach who dominated in a different era and refused to adapt when a new one came around. He possibly could change around his philosophies and get with it. He’s part of Aaron Rodgers’ development, like it or not.

        • thebfr21

          Mike McCarthy Road the coattails of Aaron Rodgers! Literally like sat on his coattails and drag him down Mike McCarthy kept us from at least two more superballs by being a terrible coach!

    • cuban1

      His offenses arent innovative enough. He has failed to adapt to the new style of offense around the league, and even with Aaron Rodgers at the helm, they are boring and predictable. Hiring him would be possibly the worst move for the development of Baker Mayfield.

  2. crosseyedlemon

    He can do some broadcasting and wait for a better opportunity than either the Browns or Jets provide.

    • tylerall5

      The Browns actually have a lot of talent on their roster and have resources to add even more. If they had competent coaching they should have been challenging for a playoff spot, coming from a Steelers fan.

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