1. New head coach, new ideas
Entering an offseason filled with questions, there is one certainty. The Packers will have a new head coach next season. Mark Murphy has a tough decision to make when selecting the successor to Mike McCarthy, and it’s a decision that will go a long way to determining how successful this team is in the final years of Aaron Rodgers‘ prime.
The Packers could decide to go with a young, offensive-minded coach. Josh McDaniels could be a good fit.
McDaniels has some experience as a head coach, but his best work has come working alongside Tom Brady as the New England Patriots’ offensive coordinator. McDaniels’ scheme could play to the strengths of the Packers’ playmakers, and it would be a lot of fun to watch.
Maybe the Packers will turn to college with a candidate such as Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley. It’s also possible Murphy wants a defensive-minded coach like Vic Fangio. Maybe a head coach with experience like John Harbaugh, should he depart Baltimore this offseason.
No matter the direction the Packers go in their search for a head coach, Mike McCarthy’s successor will bring fresh ideas to the team. And that’s exactly what they need. With a new coach, the Packers will look a lot different in 2019.