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Packers Reportedly Interview Surprising Head Coaching Candidate

A general view of the Green Bay Packers stadium.

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Earlier this season, the Green Bay Packers decided to move on from former head coach Mike McCarthy after 13 seasons with the team. McCarthy's final game with the Packers was a loss to the lowly Arizona Cardinals, who currently own the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NFL draft.

After that loss, Green Bay decided to move on from the Super Bowl-winning coach in the middle of the season. Since the coaching move, the Packers have remained mum on their search for a new head coach.

Interim head coach Joe Philbin is expected to get a shot to land the gig full time, but a new name has crept in.

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, former Colts and Lions head coach Jim Caldwell interviewed for the job this week.

It's a surprising move from the Packers as Caldwell had two head coaching stints in the past that were not successful. He made the Super Bowl in his first season as the Colts' head coach, but he had Peyton Manning as his quarterback.

After that, Caldwell struggled to find momentum in the league racking up a 48-48 record - though he was the first Detroit Lions head coach with a winning record since Joe Schmidt who led the team from 1967-1972.

There will be plenty of other interviews for the Packers as the team searches for the best pairing for quarterback Aaron Rodgers.