Packers, McCarthy Close To Extension

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy and quarterback Brett Favre
If what has been reported by ESPN Monday is true, then you can expect Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy to remain in Wisconsin for a while. McCarthy has a year left on his original contract that he signed in January 2006; typically, NFL teams try to lock up their key personnel before the final season of their contract. The Packers already have re-upped general manager Ted Thompson for 5 more years and they also have hired Mark Murphy to succeed the outgoing Bob Harlan.

Getting McCarthy signed is obviously an excellent move as the team is relatively young and is going to get better over time. McCarthy, after going 4-8 in his first season in Green Bay, is now 22-11 (has won 18-of-21). And the Pack is on the verge of going to the Super Bowl – assuming that they can beat the New York Giants next week at Lambeau Field. But when the smoke clears, expect McCarthy to re-up relatively soon.

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