Mike McCarthy Fired by Packers & Joe Philbin Named Coach

The Green Bay Packers have fired head coach Mike McCarthy and named Joe Philbin the interim coach per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The firing comes after the Cardinals upset the Packers 20-17 in Week 13. Green Bay is just 4-7-1 this season. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the Packers were planning on firing McCarthy even before today’s loss.

“The writing was on the wall for coach Mike McCarthy and losing to the Cardinals at home was the final straw. He won a Super Bowl, but Green Bay was already plotting to move on. Instead, they made an early call. He’s out and will be very desirable,” Rapoport tweeted.

Philbin is expected to be the Packers coach for the remainder of the season as Green Bay begins the search process. Rapoport calls Mccarthy a “highly desirable” coach for other NFL teams now that he is available.

Source: Heavy Sports