We figured that cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt was the favorite among the internal candidates for the defensive coordinator job. He obviously didn’t get the job. However, he did get a promotion of some sorts.
The Packers named Whitt defensive passing game coordinator on Wednesday.
Mike Pettine got the defensive coordinator job and as far as we know, the Packers haven’t given anyone else a new title or more money. Whitt was clearly the most valuable member of the defensive staff, however. If any internal candidate should have been the Packers’ defensive coordinator, it was Whitt.
McCarthy also interviewed safeties coach Darren Perry and linebackers coach Winston Moss for the DC job.
It’s unclear where they stand among the staff now that Pettine has been hired, but obviously, Whitt will remain.