According the the GB Press Gazette, Mike McCarthy will officially be signing a new contract Monday worth $4 million per year over the next 5 years – the same length of time TT has been extended. He deserves this. I love the fact that McCarthy is his own agent and when he signed the initial contract for 3 years, he intentionally signed for only 3 years because he wanted to prove to the organization that he’s a good coach before any long-term discussion happens. One of the interesting things Doughtery points out though is that the average NFL coach salary is $3.4 million – so McCarthy’s new contract is only $600,000 more than average.
For a fleeting moment, I did consider giving this post the title “McCarthy resigns” – playing on the common misspelling of re-sign – in an attempt to cause panic.