The Carolina Panthers were early in firing their head coach in 2019, meaning they're ahead in the process of hiring a new one.
ESPN first reported the news.
Critics of McCarthy claimed the coach's offensive strategies became antiquated as the rest of the league continued to push forward with popular spread concepts. His success with the Packers cannot be denied, though, as he'd owned a 114-61 mark before his final two campaigns produced an 11-18 record.
How McCarthy would potentially approach a marriage with 30-year-old star quarterback Cam Newton, should he be retained in 2020, is among the most important questions that would need to be answered before making the hire. Panthers owner David Tepper is embarking on his first full coaching search since taking over control of the team in 2018, meaning he'll likely spend quality time vetting candidates before making a decision. How he'll view McCarthy is unknown, but one fact remains true: The coach carries a past filled with success.