The regular NFL season is not over yet, and we already know that teams are looking for new head coaches. Also, head coaches without a job will be looking for a new one. One of those is former Green Bay Packers HC, Mike McCarthy. After spending one year outside the league, he’s ready to make a comeback.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Carolina Panthers already interviewed him for a position. As you know, Panthers are currently without a permanent head coach as they parted ways with Ron Rivera earlier this month. Despite Schefter’s reports, the Panthers organization declined to comment.
Same as Rivera, McCarthy lost his job in December, only hours after Packers 20-17 loss to Arizona Cardinals. During his reign as Packers head coach, Mike McCarthy managed to win a Super Bowl XLV in 2011. He finished his tenure at Green Bay with 125 wins, 77 losses, and two draws. None of this was enough to keep his job after losing common ground with teams star QB Aaron Rodgers. McCarthy lost his job despite winning an SB, which also happened to many other coaches, including Mike Shanahan, Brian Billick, Mike Ditka, and Tom Landry, among others.
During his absence from football, Mike McCarthy tried to lead a low profile life. This was not possible because both reporters and the public wanted to know the truth about his relationship with Rodgers. While McCarthy didn’t speak much on the subject, many former players and employees gave their opinions.
With GB drama behind him, McCarthy is more than ready to take over a team in 2020. As a testament to his readiness, Mike prepared a new playbook, tons of film, and pages of analytic studies all combined to create something he calls The McCarthy Project.
With his meticulous preparation, it’s only a time when a team will sign Mike McCarthy. He had rest and spent enough time with his family. For him, football is a way of life, and he needs to come back to it. The only question that remains is: where will he land?