Jason Cole of B/R spoke to sources earlier in the week who said that Packers HC Mike McCarthy could be in danger of being fired if they lose to the Redskins in the first round of the playoffs.
However, a “top Packers’ source” tells Cole that there’s no truth to these rumors and McCarthy’s job is considered safe no matter the outcome.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has reportedly continued to express frustration with the team’s offense and play-calling. His issue, according to Cole, is that he would like to see a significant change including more movement in their attack moving forward.
Cole adds that even if they lose and McCarthy is back next year, he may have to agree to make changes to his offensive scheme and show improvement in 2016.
McCarthy, 52, signed a five-year extension last year that ties him to GM Ted Thompson, so it would be somewhat surprising to see them move on with so much guaranteed money remaining on his contract.
Since taking the job back in 2006, McCarthy has led the Packers to a record of 104-55 (65.3 percent) to go along with eight playoff appearances including a Super Bowl title in 2010.