Packers reward McCarthy with new contract

The Super Bowl champion Packers have signed head coach Mike McCarthy to a multi-year deal. (ANDY...

The Super Bowl champion Packers have signed head coach Mike McCarthy to a multi-year deal. (ANDY LYONS/Getty Images)

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GREEN BAY - The Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers signed head coach Mike McCarthy to a new multi-year contract on Friday.

McCarthy's fifth season with the Packers turned into a Super Bowl XLV victory. Seeded No. 6 in the NFC, Green Bay knocked off the Eagles, Falcons and Bears on the road to reach the big game at Cowboys Stadium.

The Packers then defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 to capture the fourth Super Bowl title in team history. It was the team's first championship since beating New England in Super Bowl XXXI in New Orleans on January 26, 1997.

McCarthy, Vince Lombardi and Mike Holmgren are the only coaches in franchise history to lead the Packers to a Super Bowl title.

"We are very pleased to finalize this agreement with Mike," executive vice president, general manager and director of football operations 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 47-year-old McCarthy has posted a 48-32 record in regular-season games during his time in Green Bay.

He has also led the Packers to three postseason berths in the past four seasons, which includes a trip to the 2007 NFC Championship Game. He has a 5-2 mark in the playoffs, a .714 winning percentage that ranks tied for first among active NFL coaches.

"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.

McCarthy had been the San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator for one season before taking over the Green Bay job. He also served as the offensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints from 2000-04. He previously coached with Green Bay in 1999, as the team's quarterbacks coach.

Green Bay had signed McCarthy to a five-year deal in February 2008.


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