1. Mike McCarthy
Coming in at the top of this list is the only man on this list with head coaching experience, Mike McCarthy. Mike McCarthy served as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 2006-18, helping lead the Packers to Super Bowl XLV where they beat the Steelers.
McCarthy is a fantastic candidate for any head coaching position and if the Giants have the chance to bring him in, he should be right atop their list.
In 13 seasons as head coach of the Pack, McCarthy amassed a record of 125-77-2. He was 10-8 in the playoffs, won a Super Bowl, won the NFC North six times, and finished in second for the AP Coach of the Year for the 2007 season.
McCarthy has worked with both Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, (more so Rodgers who he helped develop into the player he is today). His experience could be invaluable to the New York Giants who will have a second-year quarterback, Daniel Jones under-center. If Jones has the chance to learn from someone like McCarthy, who helped develop one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, Aaron Rodgers, who knows how good Jones could become.
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Here is McCarthy’s NFL coaching resume:
- Kansas City Chiefs: 1993-94 offensive coordinator
- Kansas City Chiefs: 1995-98 quarterbacks coach
- Green Bay Packers: 1999 quarterbacks coach
- New Orleans Saints: 2000-04 offensive coordinator
- San Francisco 49ers: 2005 offensive coordinator
- Green Bay Packers: 2006-18 head coach
The Giants won’t find another coach with a resume similar to that of Mike McCarthy. Nor will they find someone with his experience developing top quarterback. That means he might be the best potential candidate for Big Blue.
McCarthy is one of two potential candidates the Giants have already interviewed and I would certainly expect him to get at least one more interview and ultimately be one of the final remaining candidates to be the next head coach of the New York Football Giants.