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Mike McCarthy set to make roughly $5 million-per-year

Mike McCarthy

Once Packers G.M. Ted Thompson signed his contract extension with the Packers, it was only a matter of time until coach Mike McCarthy got a new deal too.

That time is rapidly approaching.  Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports McCarthy is set to get a three-year extension that will take him through the 2015 season.

McCarthy still had two years left on his previous deal that averaged roughly $4 million-per-season.  His new deal will average roughly $5 million-per-year over the length of the deal.

Thompson’s contract also goes through 2015, and the Packers said they wanted the deals to mirror each other in length.  At $5 million-per-year, McCarthy will be among the ten highest paid coaches in the league.

It’s a fair deal for both sides, and one that figures to look like a fine value for the Packers over time.    Like most Ted Thompson deals.

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19 Responses to “Mike McCarthy set to make roughly $5 million-per-year”
  1. ferrousfan says: Feb 15, 2011 11:18 PM

    Stability! Great time to be a Packers fan.

  2. techvet says: Feb 15, 2011 11:22 PM

    Lovie, Jim, and Leslie: guess who’s coming to your house for dinner? It’s your old Uncle Mike. Your combined record against Green Bay this year, including playoffs: 2-5.

    Lions = never appeared in the Super Bowl
    Vikings = 0 Super Bowl victories in 45 years (0-4)
    Bears = 1 Super Bowl victory in 45 years (1-1)
    Packers = 4 Super Bowl victories in 45 years (4-1)

    Aaron Rodgers will be feeling it once again on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011.

  3. berre023 says: Feb 15, 2011 11:37 PM

    McCarthyism is back in Wisconsin Booyah!

  4. rayjayjohnsonjr says: Feb 15, 2011 11:47 PM

    Conrats, Mike. Job well done, and rid of the self-centered diva to boot.

  5. jimmysee says: Feb 16, 2011 12:10 AM

    Next in line: Dom Capers

  6. scytherius says: Feb 16, 2011 12:26 AM

    Worth every penny.

  7. trapstud says: Feb 16, 2011 12:27 AM

    $5 mil a year is a steal. That is a lot cheaper than most Super Bowl winning coaches get/demand.

  8. ilpackerbacker says: Feb 16, 2011 1:14 AM

    This is awesome – congrats Pancake Face. Thanks for bringing the 13th world title to Green Bay. Thompson-McCarthy-Rodgers > Wolf-Holmgren-Favre.

    Make sure that idiot Favre doesn’t get invited back for another 20 years, LOL.

  9. mactator says: Feb 16, 2011 1:19 AM

    “It’s a fair deal for both sides, and one that figures to look like a fine value for the Packers over time. Like most Ted Thompson deals.” – couldn’t have said it any better!

  10. dfinpds says: Feb 16, 2011 1:50 AM

    Well deserved….

  11. norvturnersneck says: Feb 16, 2011 2:41 AM

    More $$$ = more Krispy Kremes for McCarthy to inhale.

  12. dirtdawg55 says: Feb 16, 2011 5:59 AM

    So, you can coach for a few years, creating a contender, taking your team to the playoffs and winning the Super Bowl … and if so, you can then get an extension which pays you $5 million a year for the next three years.

    Or, you can have a fairly modest record of achievement at the college level but be the brother of a guy who has taken his team to the playoffs but ultimately come up short each time … and get the same $5 million a year, but for five years.

    Tell me again? Which scenario makes sense?

  13. gojags says: Feb 16, 2011 6:29 AM

    He is making as much as Jack Del Rio even after winning one SuperBowl.

  14. jc1958cool says: Feb 16, 2011 7:24 AM

    packers rule the other 31 drool!

  15. bmcgrath2 says: Feb 16, 2011 8:09 AM

    “Lovie, Jim, and Leslie: guess who’s coming to your house for dinner? It’s your old Uncle Mike. Your combined record against Green Bay this year, including playoffs: 2-5.

    Lions = never appeared in the Super Bowl
    Vikings = 0 Super Bowl victories in 45 years (0-4)
    Bears = 1 Super Bowl victory in 45 years (1-1)
    Packers = 4 Super Bowl victories in 45 years (4-1)

    Aaron Rodgers will be feeling it once again on
    Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011.” @techvet

    ————————————————–

    No way! I had absolutely no idea the Lions and Vikings have never won a Super Bowl.

    Thank you so much for the late breaking news!

  16. calloustongue says: Feb 16, 2011 8:45 AM

    Dom better be in line next. He bailed McCarthy and his not always so stellar playcalling out many times this past season.

    McCarthy did a great job of keeping his team together, game planning, and exploiting mismatches in games, however, he did make quite a few boneheaded calls, that the defense and Dom Capers completely covered his butt on.

  17. pervyharvin says: Feb 16, 2011 9:12 AM

    As a Viking fan I am very happy. McCupcake isn’t an elite coach at all. You can have him. You are lucky the Capers D bails him out all the time..

  18. ilpackerbacker says: Feb 16, 2011 9:34 AM

    LOL – pervyharvin with more excuses. How is Leslie Frazier going to do with Samurai Mike on his staff? Singletary couldn’t even keep up with his time outs. Aren’t the Vikings like, the oldest team in the league? How old are the Williams Wall? BJ Raji is 24. Got it?

    I really hope Favre comes back for another round of “stick it to Ted”. You just make sure that Tracy Porter is there on the other side of the ball, okay?

  19. fireshawnslocum says: Feb 16, 2011 9:36 AM

    Did you really think this wouldn’t happen. Green Bay already named a street after McCarthy. I agree its time to extend Dom Capers, however, I have a feeling Dom will not extend for that long. Perhaps he may be interested in another HC gig. Now if the Pack can do us all a favor and finally pull the plug on Shawn Slocum. The biggest downfall to the Pack was their Special Ed teams. They were brutal until week 10.

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