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.