Packers Rumors: Packers seeking contract extension for Mike McCarthy

In tonight's edition of Packers rumors, the Green Bay Packers have contacted head coach Mike McCarthy about the possibility of extending his current contract past the 2015 season.

So reports Dallas Robinson of "The Packers have approached head coach Mike McCarthy about extending his contract, reports Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. McCarthy, who has been leading Green Bay since 2006, has a career record of 82-45-1 and won the Super Bowl in 2010. He is currently signed through the 2015 season at a salary of about $6.5MM annually."

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson is signed through 2016, and many are wondering if Thompson is tired of dealing with the extreme stress of being a general manager for an NFL team.

This could throw a wrench into the Packers' plans to extend McCarthy, due to the fact that president Mark Murphy may not want to lock a possible new general manager into having McCarthy as head coach -- nor forcing a new general manager to face a situation where he has less job security than his head coach.

However, the Green Bay Packers are still interested in retaining McCarthy past the 2015 season. How long after is still a matter of conjecture at this point.


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