Mike Florio and Peter King of NBC’s Pro Football Talk jointly reported on Tuesday that former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy likes Arizona and is interested in coaching the Arizona Cardinals, should the team move on from first-year coach Steve Wilks.
It has been widely speculated that the Cardinals will, in fact, fire head coach Steve Wilks after just one season in Arizona. As of December 25, Wilks has a 3-12 record and a chance to make that 4-12 or 3-13 on the road in week 17 against the 9-6 Seattle Seahawks.
Hiring Mike McCarthy as a replacement for Steve Wilks does not sound like a bad plan for the Cardinals. In his 13 seasons as coach of the Green Bay Packers, McCarthy posted a 125-77-2 record, with a Super Bowl victory in 2010. McCarthy was let go as Packers coach in week 13 of this season after a loss to, guess who, the Arizona Cardinals.
A possible McCarthy hiring by the Cardinals does raise questions and concerns, however, given the shaky relationship McCarthy had with Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and the consensus that McCarthy runs an outdated offense. This could turn out to be a great move by the Cardinals if it does in fact happen, and as long as McCarthy gets along with Cardinals QB Josh Rosen, all will be well in Arizona.