The Green Bay Packers announced the signing of head coach Mike McCarthy to a multi-year contract extension. Terms of the contract weren’t disclosed, but the new deal likely keeps McCarthy in line with general manager Ted Thompson’s new deal that he signed in July.
In a statement from Ted Thompson, the Packers general manager said, “We are very happy to extend our relationship with Mike. 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’s 98 wins rank third all-time in team history behind Curly Lambeau (212) and Vince Lombardi (98). McCarthy is ahead of Mike Holmgren (84) and Mike Sherman (59).
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Since taking over a 4-12 Packers team in 2006, Green Bay has reached the postseason six times under McCarthy. He won the NFC North four times, reached two NFC Championship games and won the Super Bowl back in 2010.