The Miami Dolphins will make Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin their next head coach.
Adam Schefter first reported the news.
Philbin interviewed twice with the Dolphins, once on Jan. 7 and again on Wednesday. He interviewed Thursday for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coaching vacancy, a league source told Schefter.
Philbin’s son died in Oshkosh the week before the Packers were eliminated from the playoffs by the New York Giants. Philbin began interviewing for head coaching vacancies the week before — he also interviewed in Kansas City.
The question now for the Packers is who will replace Philbin. Wide receivers coach Edgar Bennett is seemingly being groomed for the job, but the question is whether he’s ready.
Whether it’s Bennett or someone else, we’re sure Mike McCarthy had a plan in place for this eventuality.