But according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, McCarthy doesn't want to be considered for any other head coaching vacancy other than the Jets'. Francesa stated that former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy was clearly the preferred choice of the fan base.
There are only three head coaching vacancies remaining in the National Football League, with one of them being the New York Jets.
Was this the right call for the New York Jets?
Adam Gase looks on during a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in September.
Tom Pelissero with NFL.com reports Mike McCarthy informed his family that he will not take any coaching positions during the upcoming 2019 season. His salary was believed to be more than $8 million a year.
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The Packers fired McCarthy after a surprising home loss to the Arizona Cardinals on December 2, ending a 13-year run in Green Bay. Joseph spent time in Cincinnati as a positional coach before being a coordinator in Miami and head coach in Denver. Fans seem to be upset but there is no ideal hire.
Francesa offered an optimistic take on Gase's coaching attributes. Could you imagine McCarthy joining forces with a talented quarterback in Matthew Stafford and being given the opportunity to get revenge on the Packers twice a year? Perhaps they hire the coach that beat them in Super Bowl XLV.
All those options, and probably many more, are likely on the table for McCarthy as he awaits his return to the sidelines in 2020.
McCarthy, 55, said Wednesday that he will sit out the 2019 season.