Green Bay Packers fans have asked if the team would be interested in Brett Favre. And while the majority of fans might be joking, it’s not as far-fetched as one would think. BetDSI recently released its odds for the next Packers head coach and Favre made the cut. He was listed as +100000 meaning there’s very little chance he would be named the Packers’ head coach in 2019. However, fans would push for it if the Packers were interested.
Favre has no coaching experience in the NFL, but he does have coaching experience. Back in 2012, Favre was hired as the offensive coordinator at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In his first game, his team won by a score of 64-6. Favre would remain as offensive coordinator in 2013 and helped the team win the state title.
Right now, it’s not known if Favre would want to coach in the NFL, but he did have some thoughts on former head coach Mike McCarthy. Before McCarthy was fired on Sunday, Favre shared his thoughts on him and the Packers this year.
“I think Mike [McCarthy] is an excellent coach,” Favre said. “They have to win and I think win a hurry or something may happen there. I mean, Aaron [Rodgers] has been playing outstanding and keeping them in games. Their defense is really, at times, looking really good, opportunistic, aggressive.”
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The Packers fired McCarthy after the 20-17 loss to the Cardinals last week. Shortly after McCarthy was fired, Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy explained why they decided to fire McCarthy now instead of waiting until the end of the month when the season was over.
“We’ve been in these situations with Mike before,” Murphy, the team’s president and CEO, said on Monday during a joint news conference with general manager Brian Gutekunst. “Obviously, you think back to 2016, we were 4-6. All of our efforts were in turning the season around. I really think if we’d gotten a key win here or there, things would have changed. But the way the season unfolded, we were never able to get that win. And, quite honestly, the performance on Sunday night to me made it very clear that a coaching change was needed. Brian [Gutekunst] and I met after the game last night and both agreed that a change was needed.”
Murphy went on to say this gives them an opportunity to start the coaching search but they won’t hire a coach until the offseason. Odds are Favre won’t be in the running but the Packers know how they are going to tackle the search.
“Obviously, we’re evaluators of players first but I think, that’s something back to Ron Wolf, he always taught us you’re always evaluating coaches, as well,” Gutekunst said. “I think you always keep those lists and we certainly have an idea of where we’re going to start. But this will be an ongoing process.”
Joe Philbin is now the Packers interim head coach. The Packers do consider him a candidate to be the permanent head coach for 2019.