Mike McCarthy-Aaron Rodgers tension puts pressure on Packers coach, report says

The pressure is on for the Packers.

According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, coach Mike McCarthy is in jeopardy of losing his job following Green Bay’s loss at Seattle on Thursday and will have to turn the team’s season around if he has any hope of remaining with the organization.

Rapoport added the detachment between McCarthy and veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers is another cause for concern.

“Mike McCarthy is certainly now on the hot seat for Green Bay,” Rapoport said, via NFL.com. “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.

“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.”

Rodgers is visibly struggling with his offense this season, as he is only completing 61.8 percent of his passes, making it his lowest total since 2015 when he only completed 60.7 percent. Still, the Packers reached the divisional round of the playoffs that year, giving hope that the team could still make a push for the postseason this year.

The Packers (4-5-1) will next visit the NFC North rival Vikings (5-4-1) in Week 12 action.