Report: Packers looking to extend coach McCarthy
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The Packers hired Mike McCarthy in January 2006, weeks after going 4-12, and nine months after they had drafted Aaron Rodgers.
And now the plan is to keep McCarthy in Green Bay beyond 2015, when his current deal is set to expire; team president Mark Murphy has been working on a contract extension for McCarthy, reports Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
and shortly after the Packers won the Super Bowl in Feb. 2011 -- Murphy awarded McCarthy with a five-year extension that averaged roughly $6.5 million.
Then comes a group of coaches earning between $6 million-$7 million: McCarthy, Tom Coughlin of the Giants, Jeff Fisher of the Rams, John Harbaugh of the Ravens and Andy Reid of the Chiefs.
It's unclear how much McCarthy would make in a new contract, and McGinn writes that, "One source familiar with the situation said Murphy's decision to begin working on a new contract for McCarthy was met by some grumbling within the team's board of directors."