The Green Bay Packers announced on Tuesday that their head coach, Mike Mccarthy has signed a five-year deal that is said to be worth $4-million a year and runs through the 2012 season.
The $4-million per year average is about $600,000 higher than the NFL average of $3.4-million for head coaches in the league.
McCarthy and his coaching staff are currently preparing for the Pro Bowl game in Hawaii this weekend.
The 44 year old McCarthy had a year left on his original 3-year contract. His new deal runs the same length as the new deal that GM Ted Thompson signed earlier.
In his second season, McCarthy guided the Packers to a franchise record-tying 13 regular season wins and a trip to the NFC Championship game, where they lost to the eventual Super Bowl Champion New York Giants.