Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy and quarterback Aaron Rodgers have normally been on the same page in past seasons, but it’s clear something just isn’t clicking right now for the Green Bay offense. The Packers are in danger of missing the postseason for the second straight season, which is something the Packers usually do not make a habit of.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that “McCarthy is certainly now on the hot seat for Green Bay. He needs to close strong, it feels like, to keep his job in Green Bay. Obviously, one of the longest-tenured coaches in the NFL and that is all in doubt.” Rapoport went on to explain the situation further:
“And there’s a couple reasons why. One of them does involve the disconnect with Aaron Rodgers — the tension there regarding the direction of the offense. Rodgers has been pretty vocal about his frustration with play-calling and the lack of creativity was there on Thursday night. That, of course, is something [Packers] CEO Mark Murphy will have to make a big decision on at the end of the year.”
Unfortunately for McCarthy, if things don’t work out for the Packers this season he would be the one shown the door, not Rodgers. Players like Rodgers are once in lifetime talents and he is the face of the franchise whereas McCarthy is more replaceable in all actuality. The Packers need to finish the season out strong or the marriage between McCarthy and Rodgers may be over.