Mike McCarthy Wants To Coach In 2019

Former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy‘s “early preference” is to continue coaching in 2019, according to Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette (Twitter link).

That doesn’t necessarily mean McCarthy will be back on the sidelines next season, but some clubs have already reached out to express interest, per Wood. McCarthy’s firing was deemed nearly “unprecedented” given that he’s only the second Super Bowl winning coach to be let go in the middle of a season, but there’s an argument to made that McCarthy’s early termination could be beneficial to his future job prospects.

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 Dorsey, Eliot Wolf, Alonzo Highsmith — in Cleveland’s front office.

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  1. lucienbel

    I really see him ending up in Cleveland. I think he’s a good coach, too, but has perhaps fallen a little behind the times. I think with a willingness to make some more aggressive play calls, and the right staff around him, he could end up making himself relevant again.

  2. Bubba

    “ Proven Winner”. 13 years with the one of the greatest QB’s ever and 1 SuperBowl? He has to be the most overrated coach of all time. He is just another retread who will get a job because of who he had.

    • milbaybreckers

      yup, and Don Shula was a terrible coach too since he never win a SB with Dan Marino. same with Tony Dungy, Sean Payton, Mark Levy, etc. winning a super bowl is a hard thing to accomplish. you talk like there aren’t 31 other teams trying to win it, or that a QB and an offense is the only part of a team.

        • darko1125

          Hey..we aren’t delusional…oh wait. You said delusional. Yeah. We are. Carry on.

        • milbaybreckers

          I’m not sure how I’m being delusional, the defense and special teams have been severely lacking every since their super bowl win. Please feel free to expand on your comment

  3. crosseyedlemon

    If McCarthy is hired elsewhere as HC he becomes the 13th former Super Bowl winning coach to attempt to win a ring with a second team. Eleven others have failed and Gruden is off to a very rough start with the Raiders.

  4. all in ad

    What is super special about this guy? Absolutely nothing. Makes $6m/year? NFW! Pass.

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