Packers WR Davante Adams wants Joe Philbin to remain Green Bay’s head coach
The Green Bay Packers made a coaching change earlier in the month, canning long-time head coach Mike McCarthy and replacing him with Joe Philbin, who had been serving as offensive coordinator.
So, should the Packers even bother looking for a new head coach this offseason? Or should they just give the job to Philbin?
Count Green Bay wide receiver Davante Adams as someone who is in Philbin’s camp, Lily Zhao of WFRV.
Could Joe Philbin turn his interim title into a permanent title as head coach of the #Packers? Davante Adams hopes so: "I mean I'd love for him to be… I'd love if the search stopped there." pic.twitter.com/g69aNwTQEg
— Lily Zhao (@LilySZhao) December 26, 2018
Philbin is in his second stint with the Packers.
He was previously a member of the coaching staff from 2003 through 2011, serving various roles. By 2007, however, he had been promoted to offensive coordinator, a position he held through 2011 before being named head coach of the Miami Dolphins in 2012.
Philbin held his post as Dolphins’ coach until 2015 when he was fired early that season. He then landed with the Indianapolis Colts the following year, serving as an assistant head coach and as the team’s offensive line coach for two years before returning to Green Bay this season.
How much clout does Adams have in determining the Packers’ next coach?
Probably not much, but he has had a monster 2018 campaign, hauling in 111 receptions for 1,386 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Adams, who is in his fifth NFL season, will be making his second straight Pro Bowl appearance for his efforts.
Green Bay currently owns a record of 6-8-1 and will miss the playoffs in back-to-back years for the first time since 2006. The Packers will finish up their regular season when they play host to the Detroit Lions this Sunday.