Mike McCarthy might be interested in coaching the Cardinals next season.
After being fired from his head coaching job in Green Bay, most didn’t expect McCarthy to be on the market for long. Despite how much the Packers struggled recently under his leadership, other teams are bound to be interested.
Arizona appears to be one of his most likely partners, and according to NBC’s Peter King, McCarthy is intrigued by the Cardinals.
The 3-12 Cardinals are expected to fire first-year head coach Steve Wilks. Arizona has the NFL’s worst offense, averaging just 13.4 points per game. Wilks made his name as a defensive specialist, while McCarthy specializes in offensive strategy.
King writes in his “Football Morning in America” column:
The Mike McCarthy stuff out there is interesting. I hear he likes Arizona and would be interested in exploring the job. I heard the Cardinals have interest as well, so we’ll see, assuming Steve Wilks is one-and-done there.
McCarthy will likely have multiple options ahead of next season, and it’s unclear how high the Cardinals are on his list.
For now, Arizona will be focused on finishing out the season Sunday against the Seahawks in Seattle at 4:25 p.m. ET.