ESPN: Former Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy will not coach in the NFL in 2019

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Head coach Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers looks on while taking on the Seattle Seahawks during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

GREEN BAY — Former Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy won’t be coaching in the NFL in 2019, according to ESPN’s Rob Demvosky.

According to ESPN, McCarthy, 55, said Wednesday, Jan. 9 he’s chosen to sit out the 2019 season — and he’ll be “locked and loaded and ready to go for next year.”

ESPN reports McCarthy pursued only one job, the New York Jets head coaching position, but sources told ESPN on Wednesday that the Jets were expected to hire Adam Gase to fill that position. McCarthy interviewed with the Jets last weekend but declined the chance to interview with the Browns.

McCarthy told ESPN “my family’s excited” about his decision.

The Green Bay Packers announced Matt LaFleur as the team’s 15th head coach on Wednesday. McCarthy was fired after the Packers lost to the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field on Dec. 2, 20-17.

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