Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter stated that rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield would fit with former Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy.
Tretter knew McCarthy well because he used to play for him in Green Bay for four seasons. According to Scott Petrak of BrownsZone.com, the 27-year-old suggested that the recently ousted Packers coach should take over the team next season.
“I’ve always enjoyed working with Mike McCarthy,” Tretter, who’s started 28 straight games at center for the Browns, said Monday. “I think what he has done in his career in Green Bay has been extraordinary.
“I think he’s a great man, too. I don’t have a bad thing to say about Mike McCarthy. He was really an awesome leader and an awesome coach.”
The Browns’ situation is similar with the Packers’ this year. They both had their head coaches fired during the season.
Both teams will be searching for a new head coach this season to shake things up.
It can not be denied that Mike McCarthy’s tenure with the Packers was a successful one. In 13 seasons, he was able to lead them to nine playoff appearances. Above all, they won a Super Bowl with him in 2011.
As it appears Tretter has faith in his former coach and believes that he’ll be the one to resolve the Browns’ coaching issues.
Ever since the team was reactivated in 1999, they’ve had 10 head coaches. None of them have led the Browns to a successful run.
The team recently fired Hue Jackson because he had a dismal 3-36-1 record with the Browns. It included an 0-16 campaign in 2017, which has been a butt of jokes by fans ever since.