The Denver Broncos have been working on their short list of head coaching candidates, and reportedly plan to ‘talk’ to Mike McCarthy.
The Denver Broncos have been putting together a list of possible head coach candidates, and are starting to line up interviews.
According to Mike Klis, the list of names they are considering for the head coaching position may include former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy.
McCarthy was the head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 2006-2018 before he was fired in-season this year.
Prior to his days as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers, McCarthy was an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in the NFL.
He went to the playoffs nine times in his 13 seasons with the Packers, winning Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Packers won six NFC North division titles in McCarthy’s time as head coach.
Because of the success he’s had in the past, McCarthy is expected by many to really have his pick of jobs with eight openings around the league, seven of which would be available to him since he’s obviously not returning to Green Bay.
Aaron Rodgers struggled to stay healthy in 2017 when the Packers went 7-9, and then they started off the 2018 season with a record of 4-7-1 before McCarthy was given his walking papers by the organization.
A fresh start should do wonders for McCarthy, who is obviously one of the only coaches in this year’s circuit with a ton of prior experience and a lot of on-field success. Of course, Rodgers played a significant hand in that, but McCarthy did a good job for a long time in Green Bay and it was just time for a change for both parties.
If the Broncos do consider McCarthy, he would fit a couple of criteria the team and fans seem to be favoring in the next candidate. He’s got experience, which the team seems to prefer, and he’s offensive-minded, which the fans seem to prefer.
But even with that, you have to consider why the Packers fired McCarthy in the first place. There were reports that McCarthy’s play-calling was questionable and the cause for management and Aaron Rodgers wanting him fired.
That’s not something the Broncos need right now is more frustrating offensive play-calling.
McCarthy is likely going to get calls from a number of other teams, so there’s no certainty of even an interview happening with the Broncos.