The Green Bay Packers fired Mike McCarthy yesterday, ending his 13-year tenure with the franchise. With four games still remaining this season, they’ll have ample time to find a new head coach.
McCarthy resurrected Brett Favre’s career, helped lead the Packers to the Super Bowl in 2010 and won 125 games at the helm. Nonetheless, his recent stretch of inconsistent playcalling and poor management cost him the job.
Although the Packers have the luxury of being one of the most storied franchises in sports, there’s no guarantee that the next coach will have the same success.
It’s still early in the search process for Green Bay, but the initial betting odds have one candidate as the favorite. Josh McDaniels is the current leader to become the next head coach for the Packers.
The next coach of the #Packers will be…
Josh McDaniels (+170)
Lincoln Riley (+275)
John DeFilippo (+275)
— Bovada Official (@BovadaOfficial) December 3, 2018
Right behind the Patriots’ offensive coordinator is Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley.
Regardless of who gets the job, the main priority for the Packers should be finding someone that can maximize the final stretch of Aaron Rodgers’ career.
Green Bay is 4-7-1 on the season and will face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday with Joe Philbin serving as the interim coach.