It’s been a little over a month since Mike McCarthy was fired by Green Bay Packers, but the 55-year-old is already willing to get back into the game. According to NFL Insider Ian Rapaport, McCarthy plans to interview with the New York Jets and Cleveland Brown for their head coaching vacancies.
Thanks to his accomplished CV, which includes Super Bowl trophy and being in the top 10 most winning coaches in the history of the league, McCarthy garnered interest from several NFL teams in the recent weeks. He already refused the opportunity to interview with the Arizona Cardinals, but according to sources, that didn’t mean he will take the year off.
The reason Mike McCarthy might emerge as a leading candidate for both the Jets and the Browns is his reputation for being great with young quarterbacks. He is credited for developing Aaron Rodgers into one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the NFL, something both New York and Cleveland hope he could achieve with Sam Darnold and Baker Mayfield respectively.
McCarthy worked in NFL since 1993 on several positions, including being an offensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers. He joined the Packers in 2006 and spent almost 13 years with the franchise before being fired in December 2018. His coaching record includes being 125–77–2 in the regular season and 10-8 in the postseason.