Following a disappointing 20-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, the Green Bay Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthy after 13 seasons with the team.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) December 3, 2018
The decision was made just hours following the game. Packers president Mark Murphy released a statement on McCarthy’s firing through the team.
“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,” Murphy said. “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.”
The firing was inevitable as rumors had been circulating all season over the deteriorating relationship between McCarthy and star quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
The Packers are 4-7-1 this season.
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