The Green Bay Packers have announced a multi-year extension for head coach Mike McCarthy. Terms have not been announced yet. Earlier this summer, the Packers extended the contract of general manager Ted Thompson and many saw an extension for McCarthy as forthcoming shortly thereafter.
McCarthy is the third-most winning coach in Packers history, with 93 victories and behind only Vince Lombardi (98) and Curly Lambeau (212). It is conceivable that McCarthy ties or surpasses Lombardi this season. While the two may not be comparable as far as the era during which they coached or coaching style, both have hit a similar win total in about the same amount of time. It should be noted, however, that NFL seasons were only 14 games during most of Lombardi’s time in Green Bay.
With the extension of McCarthy, the Packers are likely to maintain much of their continuity on the offensive side of the ball, both in scheme and in staff. Former offensive coordinator Joe Philbin is now head coach of the Miami Dolphins and former quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo is now offensive coordinator for the New York Giants. Both were assistants under McCarthy before being offered promotions to their current roles.
Only Bill Belichick, Marvin Lewis and Tom Coughlin have maintained their current head coaching posts longer than McCarthy.
Jason Perone is an independent sports blogger writing about the Packers on AllGreenBayPackers.comFollow Jason Perone: