McCarthy fired following Sunday's loss to Arizona.
The Green Bay Packers are parting ways with head coach Mike McCarthy after 13 seasons, including a Super Bowl championship in the 2010 season. The Packers made the announcement yesterday, following Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field.
The official statement reads:
"The 2018 season has not lived up to the expectations and standards of the Green Bay Packers. As a result, I made the difficult decision to relieve Mike McCarthy of his role as head coach, effective immediately," Packers president Mark Murphy said in a statement. "Mike has been a terrific head coach and leader of the Packers for 13 seasons, during which time we experienced a great deal of success on and off the field. We want to thank Mike, his wife, Jessica, and the rest of the McCarthy family for all that they have done for the Packers and the Green Bay and Wisconsin communities. We will immediately begin the process of selecting the next head coach of the Green Bay Packers."
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The Packers fell to 4-7-1 on the season with yesterday's loss, and will most certainly be watching the NFL playoffs from their couches for the second straight season. According to ESPN, Green bay was 125-77-2 in 13 seasons under McCarthy, and 10-8 in the playoffs.
Joe Philbin, who has served as the Packers' offensive coordinator this season, will resume head coaching duties in McCarthy's absence.