Packers to hire head coach

The Green Bay Packers are on the verge of hiring a new head coach to take the reigns of the franchise. has confirmed that the Packers will hire San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McCarthy as their new head coach.

McCarthy beat out finalists Jim Bates, Sean Payton, and Wade Phillips for the job.

With McCarthy taking over the job, they'll continue with the West Coast offense.

How this move will affect QB Brett Favre coming back for another season or retiring remains to be seen.

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