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Green Bay Packers Ink McCarthy to Multi-Year Deal

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Packers coach Mike McCarthy at Lambeau Field.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy at Lambeau Field.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WTAQ) - The Green Bay Packers have signed head coach Mike McCarthy to a new multi-year contract Friday.

“We are very pleased to finalize this agreement with Mike,” Packers GM Ted Thompson said. “He’s a good football coach, a good leader, and a good man. I look forward to working with Mike into the future.”

The deal is believed to be for 3 to 4 years at around $5 million per season, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Since being named Packers head coach in 2006, the 47-year-old McCarthy has a 53-34 career record, including the postseason.

McCarthy guided the Packers to a Super Bowl XLV win over the Pittsburgh Steelers as Green Bay became only the second No. 6 seed since 1990 to win the world championship. He joined Vince Lombardi and Mike Holmgren as the only coaches in franchise history to lead the Packers to a Super Bowl title.

“I want to thank the Green Bay Packers, especially Mark Murphy and Ted Thompson, for the continued commitment and confidence they have shown in our program,” McCarthy said.
 
“We were very excited to bring the Lombardi Trophy back home this past season, and we look forward to the challenge of continuing to improve as a football team and adding to the championship legacy here. My family and I love being in Green Bay. It’s always going to be my home, and we are very happy to continue to be a part of this community.”
 
McCarthy has led the Packers to three postseason berths in the past four seasons, highlighted by the world championship in 2010 and an appearance in the 2007 NFC Championship Game. He has posted a 5-2 record in the playoffs, a .714 winning percentage that ranks tied for first among active NFL coaches.

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