Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that if former Packers HC Mike McCarthy wants to get back into coaching next season, the Jets could be a potential landing spot for him.
According to Garafolo, McCarthy is “very high up there” on the Jets’ list of potential head coaching candidates.
Garafolo admits McCarthy may want to take a year off before jumping back into coaching. However, Garafolo says that the Jets are expected to go “big-game hunting” in their search for a new head coach.
Reports have said for months now that Todd Bowles is going to be out in New York after this season, so you can expect to hear more about potential coaching candidates for the Jets.
With a young quarterback in Sam Darnold in place and plenty of cap room to work with next year, the Jets’ job could be more attractive than it was the last time it was available.
McCarthy, 55, began his NFL coaching career with the Chiefs back in 1993 as an offensive quality control coordinator. He bounced around with the Packers, Saints and 49ers before the Packers hired him as their head coach in 2006.
The Packers made the decision to move on from McCarthy following their disappointing loss to the Cardinals.
During his 13-year tenure in Green Bay, McCarthy has led the Packers to a record of 125-77-2 (61.8 percent), which includes nine playoff appearances and a Super Bowl title in 2010.
We’ll have more regarding McCarthy and the Jets as the news is available.