Joe Philbin has the endorsement of a key seasoned veteran entering 2019.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers supports the idea of the interim coach to holding his position as the team ramps up it’s search for a new head coach.
“We want to play for Joe [Philbin] and give him the best opportunity possible,” Rodgers said after Sunday’s overtime win against the Jets, via the Wisconsin State Journal.
The Packers fired former coach Mike McCarthy on Dec. 2 following a Week 13 loss to the Cardinals, ending his nearly 13-year stint in Green Bay with a 125-76-2 record and .621 winning percentage that included eight straight playoff appearances and a Super Bowl victory.
Since his departure, the Packers have won two of their last three games with Philbin at the helm.
Meanwhile, McCarthy is expected to get multiple coaching offers, and the Cardinals appear to be one of his most likely matches.