The Jets are interviewing former Packers coach Mike McCarthy on Saturday, according to sources, as they continue to search for their next head coach.
McCarthy is viewed by many people as the top coach available. McCarthy clearly has the best resume of any of the potential coaches. He went 125-77-2 in the regular season with the Packers in 13 seasons before getting fired last month. He won the Super Bowl in 2010 and led Green Bay to the playoffs nine times.
McCarthy, 55, has a background of working with quarterbacks, which is a plus for the Jets, who are looking for someone to develop Sam Darnold.
“The person doesn’t necessarily have to be an offensive- or defensive-minded head coach, per se, but we definitely want to make sure they have a plan in place to develop our young quarterback in Sam Darnold,” general manager Mike Maccagnan said Monday.
McCarthy was credited with helping Aaron Rodgers develop, although the relationship between the two frayed in recent years and is believed to have led to his firing.