Mike McCarthy shouldn't expect to be unemployed for a whole lot longer. The erstwhile head coach of the Green Bay Packers has been floated for a number of vacancies around the league, and insider Rob Demovsky now reports that he is on track to sit down for an interview with the Cleveland Browns for their top job on Thursday.
Former Packers coach Mike McCarthy is expected to interview with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, a source said. McCarthy also has something set up with the Jets but it's not clear if that will happen before or after the interview with the Browns. https://t.co/FTPgLwrauS— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) January 2, 2019
The Browns have a massive decision ahead of them, with interim head coach and incumbent defensive coordinator Gregg Williams among those in the hunt for the head gig. Nobody in the running can say for themselves what McCarthy can, however-- that they presided over a Super Bowl title as a head coach.
The Browns missed the playoffs once again this year, but closed out the campaign 5-3 for an overall record of 7-8-1. That spark will surely have earned Williams a long, hard look. But McCarthy has more division titles under his belt than most, and plenty around the league have taken notice.
Mike McCarthy declined the #Cardinals' advances recently, but that wasn't a sign he has decided to take a year off. Just looking for the right opportunity. Sam Darnold's presence is one big reason the #Jets job could be intriguing.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 1, 2019
Expect more news later in the week, Browns fans.
Of course, maybe Baker Mayfield should just coach the team himself. That actually might work.