Mike McCarthy has secured another season Green Bay.
The Packers coach received a one-year contract extension during the regular season and will remain with the team through 2019, ESPN reported, citing unidentified sources.
The deal with McCarthy, who would have been entering the final year of his contract in 2018 without an extension, was never formally announced.
Green Bay, which ranked 22nd in total defense and 26th in points allowed this season, fired defensive coordinator Dom Capers on Monday and is expected to make more changes to the defensive coaching staff. While team president and CEO Mark Murphy announced current Packers general manager Ted Thompson is assuming a role as a senior advisor to football operations, he clarified the franchise isn’t looking for a new head coach.
“Mike is our man; he is our coach,” Murphy said. “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.”
McCarthy, 54, holds a regular-season record of 121-70-1 through 12 seasons in Green Bay. His tenure includes a 10-8 record in the postseason and a Super Bowl XLV win against the Steelers.