Mike McCarthy was fired as the Green Bay Packers’ head coach on Sunday, but he might not be out of work for very long.
The Cleveland Browns are looking for a new head coach and McCarthy has been linked to the opening for a couple of weeks.
FanSided is now reporting that the Browns are “working” on hiring the former Packers’ head coach.
After firing Hue Jackson in late October, the Browns quietly began their search for their next head coach. With the firing of Mike McCarthy in Green Bay, that quest is about to become much noisier.
Sources have told FanSided that the Browns are already working on exploring whether they will hire McCarthy. McCarthy has obvious ties to the Cleveland front office, most-notably general manager John Dorsey, vice president of player personnel Alonzo Highsmith and assistant general manager Eliot Wolf.
All three worked in Green Bay while McCarthy was in the building, with Highsmith and Wolf being there until joining Dorsey in Cleveland in December.
The Browns have sent out some false signals in recent weeks, with multiple coaching reports getting quickly debunked.