McCarthy led the Packers to a Super Bowl win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011, which took place at his new home of AT&T Stadium. He ended with a record of 125-77-2, while making the playoffs in nine of his 13 seasons with Green Bay, before getting fired in the middle of the 2018 season. The Packers did not make the postseason that year, ended up hiring Matt LaFleur in the off-season, en route to a 13-3 season, and they will host the Seattle Seahawks in the Divisional Round at Lambeau Field on Sunday night.
The Packers fired McCarthy 12 games in to the 2018 season, as they also missed out on the playoffs in 2017. It just seemed as if the fire had burnt out on the coach's time there, which also included two trips to the NFC Championship with quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He took the 2019 season off, despite interviewing for the New York Jets' coaching vacancy, but he did turn down the chance to speak with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Arizona Cardinals last year. Before taking this job, McCarthy has interviewed with the Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, and New York Giants. He will be inheriting a Pro Bowl roster that once again will have Super Bowl aspirations right off the bat in 2020.