Packers head coach McCarthy given 1-year contract extension

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is shown during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

GREEN BAY, Wis. — As the Green Bay Packers go through changes in the front office and coaching staff during the off-season, stability will remain at the head-coaching position for another year.

Mike McCarthy was given a one-year contract extension during the season, according to a report by ESPN. He would have entered the final year of his contract in 2018 without an extension.

McCarthy fired defensive coordinator Dom Capers after Green Bay’s 35-11 loss in Detroit on Sunday. The Packers finished 7-9, their first losing season since 2008. Reports said inside linebackers coach Scott McCurley and defensive line coach Mike Trgovac were also let go. More coaching changes could come as Green Bay looks for a new defensive coordinator and general manager.

McCarthy is 131-78-1 (including 10-8 in the postseason) with a Super Bowl in 12 years as Green Bay’s head coach.