7 Candidates to Replace Mike McCarthy as Packers Head Coach

Ryan Glasspiegel
Dec 2, 2018, 6:24 PM EST

Lincoln Riley

The NFL is bending towards offensive innovation, and a lot of that innovation is taking root in college. Riley is going to be a sexy name in NFL circles until he takes a job. There was some thought that he’d be a candidate for the Cowboys (which would be very hard for him to turn down) and Browns (obviously he has a preexisting relationship with Baker Mayfield), but right now Dallas looks like they could be a playoff team and therefore might not get rid of Jason Garrett. Maybe it’s a pipe dream for the Packers to lure him to the Midwest, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t try. If they do want Riley, they’re gonna have to wait at least a month to finalize it while the Sooners are in the CFB Playoffs.