McCarthy To Sign Extension

Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is set to sign a contract extension.

Mike McCarthy is set to become one of the 10 highest-paid coaches in the league according to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Sources with knowledge of the negotiations said McCarthy's new contract will average about $5 million per year.

In January, the club commenced negotiations with Trace Armstrong, the former Pro Bowl defensive end and ex-president of the NFL Players Association who has replaced Gary O'Hagan as McCarthy's agent. Armstrong works for CAA Sports.

The negotiations with the 47-year-old McCarthy also center on a three-year extension that will carry him through 2015. After five years, he has a record of 53-34 for a winning percentage of .609.

The deal will keep McCarthy in Green Bay through the 2015 season. (Incidentally, quarterback Aaron Rodgers is signed through 2014) Over that time, $5 million dollars a year for a Super Bowl winning coach who will most likely have the Packers in contention for a title year in and year out will seem like a steal.

Like most deals that Ted Thompson makes, this is a great deal for the Packers.

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jdondlinger's picture

February 15, 2011 at 11:37 pm

Fantastic news! Lock up Ted and Mike within a weeks time.

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jack in jersey city's picture

February 16, 2011 at 12:07 am

hell yes! pay the man.

p.s. nice meeting you at lombardi tonight mr. nagler!

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PackerAaron's picture

February 16, 2011 at 12:10 am

You as well sir!

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Jmac34's picture

February 16, 2011 at 12:54 am

He definitly diserved the extension. Good for him

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D.D. Driver's picture

February 16, 2011 at 06:43 am

McCarthy hired a Chicago Bear as his agent?!

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Norman's picture

February 16, 2011 at 01:44 pm

I was thinking the same thing, although I suspect the way it works is he hired CAA Sports as his agent and they assigned the specific person to negotiate the contract on McCarthy's behalf.

Strange world, strange season.

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FITZCORE1252's picture

February 16, 2011 at 08:42 pm

Hell, Murphy was a self proclaimed bare fan when we hired him... still makes me cringe. The man is tainted, I suppose if we win another ring or 3 I might start forgetting about it. Probably not though.

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PackersRS's picture

February 16, 2011 at 10:07 am

FIRE MIKE MCCA...

Well done, management. Crow never tasted better, and I'll gladly eat it for the next 4 years, hopefully more.

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February 16, 2011 at 08:44 pm

How do you prepare your Crow down there RS?

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FITZCORE1252's picture

February 16, 2011 at 08:43 pm

No surprise there, good to hear though.

GBP 4 LIFE

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February 16, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Packers, I doubt, will ever win 5 SuperBowls with MM as a coach.

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Black Hawk's picture

February 17, 2011 at 10:15 pm

1 down, 4 to go!

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