Packers head coach Mike McCarthy receives one-year extension through 2019

Beth Cruz
January 3, 2018

The first in 2005 led to the firing of then head coach Mike Sherman and the hiring of Mike McCarthy.

This will help McCarthy attract defensive coordinator candidates who otherwise might have been reluctant to join a lame-duck head coach.

They parted ways with Dom Capers after nine seasons, and also fired a pair of defensive assistants. Prior to this extension, his deal was set to expire following next season. Luke Getsy left to become the offensive coordinator at Mississippi State, and there could be a significant restructuring of responsibilities on that side of the ball, including a possible change at offensive coordinator, the source said.

The Green Bay Packers will search for a new general manager with Ted Thompson being reassigned to a different role within the organization, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Eliot Wolf, the team's Director of Football Operations has had several interviews with other NFL teams for open GM jobs over the past three seasons.

Another former Packers personnel executive, John Dorsey, is off the board after he was hired as the Browns general manager last month. Packer President Mark Murphy made the announcement at the press conference today that confirmed that Ted Thompson would be moving into a senior advisor role.

McCarthy, 54, holds a regular-season record of 121-70-1 through 12 seasons in Green Bay.

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