Green Bay Packers Sign Mike McCarthy To Multi-Year Extension

Posted: Nov 3 2014, 7:02pm CST | by , in News | Latest Sports News


Green Bay Packers Sign Mike McCarthy to Multi-Year Extension
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  • The Green Bay Packers signed Mike McCarthy to a multi-year extension on Nov. 3.
  • Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
  • McCarthy said he's "very thankful" for the opportunity.

The Green Bay Packers signed head coach Mike McCarthy to a multi-year contract extension on Nov. 3.

The Green Bay Packers signed head coach Mike McCarthy to a multi-year contract extension on Nov. 3. 

The Packers issude a press release on their official website:

"The Green Bay Packers have signed head coach Mike McCarthy to a new multi-year contract, team executive vice president, general manager and director of football operations Ted Thompson announced announced Monday. 

"McCarthy, who is in his ninth season as head coach, has guided the Packers to six playoff appearances, four division titles, an NFC championship and a Super Bowl title. He has recorded 93 wins overall to rank third in franchise history behind Curly Lambeau (212) and Vince Lombardi (98). 

"'We are very happy to extend our relationship with Mike,' Thompson said. 'Over the past nine years, he's provided great stability and consistency to the Packers organization and our community as an excellent coach and leader. He's a good man and we look forward to the future with Mike as our head coach.'

"McCarthy has guided Green Bay to a 5-3 record this season. The Packers and the New England Patriots are the only two NFL teams to make the playoffs each of the last five seasons (2009-13). 

"From 2011-13, the Packers captured three consecutive division titles for only the third time since the NFL went to the divisional format in 1967 (1995-97, 2002-04). Under McCarthy's leadership, the Packers have won at least 10 games five times, including a franchise-record 15 victories in 2011. Green Bay was the sixth team in NFL history to reach that mark in the regular season.

"A Pittsburgh native, McCarthy spent six seasons as an offensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints (2000-04) and San Francisco 49ers (2005). He served as a quarterbacks coach for the Packers in 1999 after six seasons (1993-98) on the staff of the Kansas City Chiefs." 

According to Ryan Wood of The Green Bay Post-Gazette, McCarthy was "very thankful" for the opportunity:

"McCarthy had one season remaining on his contract following 2014. Details of the new agreement were not released.

"Speaking to the media Monday, McCarthy said he was 'very thankful' for the extension.

"'This is where we want to be,' McCarthy said. 'This is the greatest organization in professional sports in our view, and we're excited to continue with our program. Very thankful to all the players, coaches and this great organization for making that happen.'

"In his nine seasons with the franchise, McCarthy has been one of the most successful coaches in Packers history. He led Green Bay to the Super Bowl XLV championship in 2010. McCarthy has also guided the Packers to six playoff berths, four NFC division titles and two NFC Championship Game appearances. 

"Before the season, general manager Ted Thompson said his top offseason priority would be extending McCarthy's contract. The two sides didn't wait that long.

"...At one point in his 13-minute news conference, McCarthy asked if the conversation could be redirect to the Chicago Bears. The Packers return to their bye week with a game against the Bears on Sunday night at Lambeau Field.

"McCarthy knows he has a busy week ahead. On Monday, he was looking forward to continuing his work. 

"'This is a great place,' McCarthy said. 'I'm very blessed, very fortunate to have the opportunity to coach here. This is something we haven't done in season in the past. We're thrilled as a family to be here, and we're focused on the Bears.'"

The 50-year-old McCarthy has amassed an 87-48 (.644) win-loss record in his nine seasons with the Green Bay Packers, per

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