Mike McCarthy made his intentions for 2019 perfectly clear. Either he was going to take over as the head coach of the New York Jets, or he was going to take the season off and spend time with his family.
There's a reason his wife and kids were cheering at the dinner table tonight.
New York decided to hire Adam Gase to be the team's new head coach. As for McCarthy, he's sticking to his word.
With the #Jets job off the table, Mike McCarthy told me he’s sitting out this season — and his wife and kids started cheering at dinner when he told them. “Family excited about dad at home for 2019. That’s all that matters as we both know.” He’ll prepare and be ready for 2020.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 10, 2019
Fired by the Green Bay Packers earlier this winter, McCarthy was drawing interest from both the Cardinals and Jets. However, as stated above, he said the only job he wanted was New York's. The Cardinals ended up hiring Kliff Kingsbury, while the Jets went with Gase.
For the former Green Bay head man, he'll now be able to take the year off, relax a little bit, then head back to the sidelines next year.
Mike McCarthy to sit out 2019, plans to coach in 2020— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) January 10, 2019
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What does the future hold for Mike McCarthy? We'll have to wait a little longer to find out.