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Packers give McCarthy 1-year extension

The deal means McCarthy will stay with the team through the 2019 season, though the team will likely continue its overhaul.


Kahron Spearman


The Green Bay Packers extended head coach Mike McCarthy with a one-year contract extension during this past season, sources told ESPN.

The deal means McCarthy will stay with the team through the 2019 season, which will enable the team to recruit without its head coach seen as a 'lame duck.'

It's difficult to know if the plan will attract coordinator candidates. 

Mike is our man; he is our coach. We have obviously, kind of like Ted, the two of them together have had a great run. We have all the confidence in the world in Mike, we're going to have great success moving forward. So yeah he will be our coach.

Mark Murphy
President, Green Bay Packers

The Packers have undergone a host of changes, with more to arrive. GM Ted Thompson was relieved of this position but remains as a senior advisor. 

Dom Capers was fired as defensive coordinator. Offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett may end up demoted.

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