Mike McCarthy was fired by the Green Bay Packers earlier this season, but the head coach might not be out of work for long.
The New York Jets could be looking for a new head coach soon, with many expecting Todd Bowles to get fired following the season (or sooner).
If that move happens, the Jets will reportedly look hard at McCarthy.
NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo reports that New York is "very high" on the former Green Bay Packers head coach.
With Todd Bowles expected to be fired at season’s end, Gang Green is going to need a new man in charge. One name that’s been frequently mentioned is Mike McCarthy. According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the former Packers coach is “very high” on New York’s list. Garafolo added that the Jets plan on going “big-game hunting” when it comes to finding Bowles’ replacement.
McCarthy would fit that description. He spent nearly 13 seasons in Green Bay; he was fired after a disappointing 4-7-1 start to this season. While this year did not go the way the Packers had planned, McCarthy had plenty of success there, compiling a 125-77-2 record in the regular season and a 10-8 record in the playoffs. He led the Packers to eight straight postseason appearances (2009-2016) and a win over the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.
McCarthy has already been linked to a couple of potential NFL jobs. The Cleveland Browns could reportedly have interest in the former Packers' head coach, too.
The NFL coaching carousel is expected to be a crazy one this year.