The Green Bay Packers have moved on from defensive coordinator Dom Capers following the team’s final regular season game at Detroit.
This news comes as no surprise.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported ahead of Week 17 that head coach Mike McCarthy was expected to make a change.
And he was right. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Packers have moved on from Capers.
So who will it be?
Chicago’s Vic Fangio is a popular candidate. His future with the Bears is up in the air. After firing head coach John Fox earlier Monday, Chicago could promote Fangio.
But he’s a free agent and will have the decision to take another job should he wish. Maybe he’ll switch to Green Bay.
It’s certainly an attractive job position.
The Packers have plenty of young defensive talent to work with, like Kenny Clark and Blake Martinez and Josh Jones. Then there are the veterans like Mike Daniels and Clay Matthews.
Green Bay owns the 14th overall pick in April’s draft, the team’s highest in almost a decade. General manager Ted Thompson could look to add a difference-maker to the defensive side of the ball.
The Packers are also Super Bowl contenders with an MVP quarterback. And McCarthy has a track record of showing great loyalty to his coaching staff. He doesn’t make knee-jerk decisions and fire coaches without giving them time to turn things around.
Maybe Fangio will be tempted should the Packers make him an offer. Time will tell.
It’s been a busy day in the NFC North. Not only have the Bears fired John Fox, but the Lions are also searching for a new head coach after moving on from Jim Caldwell.
Every non-playoff team has quickly turned the page to the offseason. It’s going to be an interesting one at 1265 Lombardi Ave.