The Green Bay Packers are one of the more elite teams in the NFL at the moment and a lot of that has to do with Mike McCarthy being their head coach. While his deal doesn’t expire until the 2016 season — which is a few years away — the Packers are reputedly trying to lock him down for even longer than that.
Murphy, the team’s president, has been working on a contract extension for McCarthy during the off-season, according to sources.
McCarthy and Thompson each signed new five-year deals in spring 2011. McCarthy’s deal runs through the end of the 2015 season; Thompson’s would expire after the 2016 draft.
McCarthy is by far one of the best coaches the Packers have ever had and is one of the best working coaches in the NFL today. There’s not way they’re going to let him get away and proof that McCarthy will be a Packers lifer is the fact that the team is trying to extend him far beyond the 2016 season.