There will be a plethora of NFL teams searching for a head coach this offseason, and the New York Jets reportedly have their sights set on one particular.
Mike McCarthy, who was relieved of his head coaching duties by the Green Bay Packers in December, seems to be at the top of their wish list, with ESPN’s Rich Cimini reporting the team is “enamored” with the 55-year-old.
“One league source told me Jets CEO Christopher Johnson is “enamored” with McCarthy,” Cimini writes, “who certainly is the most accomplished coach on the team’s list. His offensive background appeals to the Jets, who want someone who can nurture quarterback Sam Darnold.”
It’s likely McCarthy will have plenty of suitors after a 13-year stint in Green Bay that saw nine playoff appearances, four NFC Championship Games and a Super Bowl title.
New York fired Todd Bowles following its Week 17 loss to the New England Patriots after finishing in last place in the AFC East for the third straight season.