Packers QB coach Ben McAdoo. Photo courtesy of packers.com

Green Bay Packers QB coach McAdoo headed on interview circuit


One might think that being the Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach might be something akin to being the Maytag repairman – one of the loneliest jobs on the planet, given you’ve had players like Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers at the team’s helm over the past couple of decades-plus.

However, Packers Nation knows that notion got blown up this year when Rodgers went down for eight weeks with a fractured collarbone.

It was at that point that head coach Mike McCarthy scrambled down the stairs at 1265 Lombardi Ave. to the basement of Lambeau Field to hunt down current quarterbacks coach Bob McAdoo to wake him from his slumber.

All kidding aside, McAdoo must have made an impression across the league this season with the job he did in handling a precarious situation and four separate quarterbacks over the course of a single month.

That’s because it was announced today that McAdoo is headed to Cleveland to interview for the Browns’ head coaching position. McAdoo has also been linked to Miami, where former Packers offensive coordinator and Dolphins’ head coach Joe Philbin may be interested in the Packers’s QB coach as offensive coordinator. Former Packers head coach Mike Sherman was fired from that post earlier this week.

But what about McAdoo? In addition to spending the past year as the team’s QB coach he previously spent six seasons toiling for the Packers as the team’s tight ends coach.

He has no prior head coaching experience, which makes the Browns’ interest in his services somewhat interesting.

Should the Browns or the Dolphins lure McAdoo away from Green Bay, it will be up to head coach Mike McCarthy to once again find someone to man the quarterback coaching position. One wonders if he reaches down into his current staff and moves one of his other coaches into the position or whether he goes outside the organization to bring in a new face. We all know McCarthy likes to promote from within.

However, we’re jumping the gun a bit here. McAdoo still has to be hired by another team before we could give fare credence to who might be the next in line to coach Rodgers and the backup quarterbacks.

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