Could it get him the title of the NFL’s top coach, however?
Not quite yet.
In ESPN’s Power Rankings of head coaches, McCarthy tallied 57 points—good for fourth best in the NFL.
Credit the ESPN talking heads for not jumping him to the top spot because of one miracle run, but it’s been a good haul for McCarthy since winning the Super Bowl in early February.
After becoming just the third coach in the Packers’ illustrious history to win a Super Bowl, McCarthy had his contract extended through 2015 with a total salary that puts him in the top 10 of NFL coaches.
Also, Green Bay mayor Jim Schmitt announced after the Super Bowl that, like the other champion coaches before him, McCarthy would get a street named after him.
At the victory celebration, “McCarthy’s Way” was unveiled by Schmitt to the delight of the 50,000 Packers fans in attendance.
Despite all the accolades for McCarthy, he couldn’t overtake fellow coaches Bill Belichick, Mike Tomlin and Andy Reid for the top position.
Belichick took home all eight first place votes (80 points) for the unanimous selection. Tomlin took home four second place votes (63), and Reid (62) secured three of the four remaining second place picks. McCarthy took home the final second place vote.
In addition, McCarthy had two third place votes, four fourth place and one seventh place. Credit John Clayton for the seventh place vote.