The Green Bay Packers season essentially ended after their 20-17 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals. What officially ended was the head coaching tenure for Mike McCarthy. The Packers let go their coach two hours after the game concluded.
Many across the NFL suspected that Coach McCarthy was on the hot seat as this current Packers season has been lackluster. There have also been reports of the dissatisfaction of franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers over offensive output and schemes.
During his time with the Packers, McCarthy led the group to a Super Bowl victory in 2011, along with multiple conference title appearances.
A statement regarding the firing of McCarthy was issued by Packers president and chief executive officer Mark Murphy:
“The 2018 season has not lived up to the expectations and standards of the Green Bay Packers. As a result, I made the difficult decision to relieve Mike McCarthy of his role as head coach, effective immediately. Mike has been a terrific head coach and leader of the Packers for 13 seasons, during which time we experienced a great deal of success on and off the field. We want to thank Mike, his wife, Jessica, and the rest of the McCarthy family for all that they have done for the Packers and the Green Bay and Wisconsin communities. We will immediately begin the process of selecting the next head coach of the Green Bay Packers.”