Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre, who played three seasons for Mike McCarthy with the Green Bay Packers, believes McCarthy would be “a good fit” for any team developing a young quarterback.
McCarthy, of course, was interviewing on Friday with the New York Giants, where the development of 2019 No. 6 overall pick Daniel Jones is paramount for whoever takes over as the teams’s new head coach.
“I think he’ll do a great job,” Favre said on his SiriusXM NFL Radio show with Bruce Murray. “Really a bright mind. Good for a quarterback. I think any young quarterback would like him.”
McCarthy was Favre’s quarterbacks coach in 1999 and head coach in 2006-2007 with the Packers.
“Obviously he’s had Aaron Rodgers and that certainly helps but I do think he brings a level of toughness, but also a confidence that as a player, as a quarterback for him, you feel confident in the plays that he calls that he’s going to call plays that cater more to your ability rather than maybe a previous guy he had,” Favre said. “So I think he’s a simple but yet confidence-building and technique-driven coach. He’ll be a good fit for any of those teams.”