The Mike McCarthy-era is officially over for the Green Bay Packers. The franchise finally pulled the plug on McCarthy after the team suffered a highly disappointing (and embarrassing) home loss to the struggling Arizona Cardinals in Week 13.
McCarthy accumulated a 125-77-2 regular season record and a 10-8 postseason record, six NFC North division titles, and one Super Bowl title in almost 13 full seasons as the Packers’ head coach. Given his success in Green Bay, the 55-year-old coach will likely have plenty of job offers following the 2018 season. Nonetheless, in recent weeks it had become painfully obvious that McCarthy was no longer “clicking” with two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers.
Bottom line: with Rodgers, a future Hall of Famer and top-three (at worst) NFL quarterback, still in his prime, this job opening is going to be highly sought after this coming offseason.
With that being said, here’s who the oddsmakers in Las Vegas are giving the best odds to be the Packers head coach when the 2019 NFL season kicks off next September.
Odds courtesy of BetDSI as of December 3, 2019.
Adam Gase (+500)
Gase has had an up-and-down stint as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins, but he remains one of the most respected offensive coaches in the league today. In 2013, as offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos with Peyton Manning under center, Gase guided the most prolific offense in NFL history — something that has to be appealing to the Packers with Rodgers still playing at a high level.
At the end of the day, we don’t see this one happening. But who knows? Stranger things have definitely happened.
Josh McDaniels (+225)
McDaniels has an outstanding football mind. His work as the New England Patriots’ offensive coordinator has proven that throughout the years. His ability to function as the “CEO” of a team is another question, however.
McDaniels was undoubtedly humbled and has likely matured a great deal since his disastrous stint as the head coach of the Denver Broncos. At the same time, it’s worth noting that he bailed on the Indianapolis Colts after originally accepting an offer to be their head coach last offseason.
When it comes down to it, we believe McDaniels is content with waiting until Bill Belichick retires, allowing him to take over in New England.
And if we’re being perfectly honest, we simply don’t see McDaniels co-existing with Rodgers for a long period of time.
John DeFilippo (+200)
- Jim Harbaugh +800
- Lincoln Riley +1000
- Dave Toub +1500
- Zac Taylor +1500
- Eric Bieniemy +1500
- Bruce Arians +2000
- Pete Carmichael Jr. +2000
- Jay Gruden +3000
- John Harbaugh +4000
- David Shaw +5000
- Todd Bowles +7500
- Dirk Koetter +7500
- Gary Kubiak +10000
- Kliff Kingsbury +10000
- Joe Philbin +10000
- Marvin Lewis +20000
- Steve Sarkisian +20000
- Nick Saban +25000
- Brian Kelly +50000
- Urban Meyer +50000
- Mike Holmgren +100000
- Brett Favre +100000
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