Mike McCarthy may not be without a job for long.
Arizona, which is likely to part ways with first-year coach Steve Wilks at the end of the season, and McCarthy, the former Packers coach, have mutual interest, according to NBC Sports. McCarthy likes the Cardinals and would listen if the team approached him about the position, the report says.
According to another report, the Browns have also emerged as a possible home for the Super Bowl 45 winner. McCarthy is already familiar with Cleveland’s front office personnel after spending time with John Dorsey in Green Bay.
McCarthy, 55, was fired by the Packers on Dec. 2 after a 20-17 loss to the Cardinals. He spent 13 years at the helm of the Green Bay organization, posting a 125-77-2 record. But, the Packers were just 4-7-1 at the time of his dismissal.
Arizona has also struggled this season. The Cardinals enter Week 17 with a 3-12 record and have yet to find the right offensive rhythm with rookie quarterback Josh Rosen.
The team is planning to part ways with Wilks after 2018, according to multiple reports, including one from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Cardinals will close out their season with a road game against the Seahawks.