Mike McCarthy was the subject of many head coaching vacancies at the end of the 2018 season after he was fired by the Green Bay Packers.
The Browns were one of the teams rumored after the 2018 season to have interest in McCarthy.
Ultimately, McCarthy decided to withdraw himself from consideration and take a year off from coaching.
A year later, there is interest again.
His familiarity with current Browns GM John Dorsey has always made the interest reasonable.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Browns are expected to interview McCarthy for their head coaching vacancy after firing Freddie Kitchens.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 30, 2019
McCarthy and Dorsey were in Green Bay for seven seasons together.
McCarthy accumulated a 135-85-2 career record along with a Super Bowl ring in his time in Green Bay.
Even though McCarthy is an experienced Super Bowl-winning coach, his hiring wouldn’t come without some critics.
This included reported clashes with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and questions about his offensive philosophy being outdated in today’s NFL.
Coaches can evolve, so maybe Mike McCarthy will work out. But his offense in Green Bay these past few years had become a relic of the sport. It would be difficult to justify hiring him as an OC, let alone a HC.
— Ryan McCrystal (@Ryan_McCrystal) December 31, 2018
— James Rapien (@JamesRapien) December 30, 2019
Many have picked McCarthy as having the best odds of being the next head coach of the Browns.
Who will be the next head coach of the Cleveland Browns?
Mike McCarthy +300
Josh McDaniels +450
Ron Rivera +600
Urban Meyer +800
Kevin Stefanski +1000
Matt Rhule +1500
Via @SportsLine Oddsmakers
— SportsLine (@SportsLine) December 30, 2019