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Mike McCarthy is one of the most successful head coaches in the NFL today. Along with winning a Super Bowl in 2010, McCarthy has 121 regular season games, 10 playoff games, six division titles and has been the NFC Championship game four times. So his seat as the head coach should be the coolest when it comes to the rest of the NFC North, right?

Well, according to the NFC North reporters from ESPN, McCarthy is in the hottest seat despite his recent success. Packers reporter Rob Demovsky and Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson both voted McCarthy as the NFC North coach on the hottest seat because of the changes McCarthy made on his coaching staff as well as the changes the Bears and Lions made at head coach.

"There's been so much change around the Packers coach that if things don't go well, what would be the next shoe to drop," Demovsky wrote. "For the first time in his 13 seasons as head coach, McCarthy's boss isn't Ted Thompson, the person who hired him in 2006. Thompson was pushed aside and replaced by new GM Brian Gutekunst. But McCarthy doesn't report to the GM anymore. Instead, it's team president Mark Murphy who makes the call on the coach."

Dickerson did not want to choose McCarthy, but with the Packers coming off a 7-9 record, fans are growing impatient.

"McCarthy has been tremendous in Green Bay, but Chicago and Detroit both have new head coaches," Dickerson wrote. "In Minnesota, Mike Zimmer is coming off a trip to the NFC Championship Game. That leaves McCarthy, who went 7-9 without Aaron Rodgers for much of last season. It's been seven seasons since McCarthy and the Packers won a Super Bowl. The fan base probably expects at least one more title before Rodgers calls it quits."

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McCarthy may have the hottest seat in the NFC North, but the seat can't be that hot. Sporting News named McCarthy the fifth-best head coach in the NFL while NFL.com ranked him No. 6. McCarthy is also the second-winningest head coach in Packers history behind Curly Lambeau and he has the most playoff wins in the team history, surpassing Vince Lombardi.

And if you were to ask McCarthy about his resume with the Packers, he will let you know how successful he really is.

“Let’s just state the facts: I’m a highly successful NFL head coach, McCarthy said back in 2016. With that, I’ve never looked at the ride to this point as smooth or whatever the words you used. To me, it’s always bumpy, and to me that’s the joy of it. That’s this game. That’s how hard it is in the NFL. Really, what you did last year or 2010, as we know, doesn’t factor. It’s even more so with the parity and the youth of the team."