Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy says he will hire the franchise’s next head coach after firing Mike McCarthy following a stunning loss to the lowly Arizona Cardinals.

General manager Brian Gutekunst will also be heavily involved, along with a committee, though Murphy will make the decision.

Green Bay Packers' team president Mark Murphy speaks during a press conference at Lambeau field in Green Bay, Wisc., Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. The Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthy after a loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.  (Adam Wesley/The Post-Crescent via AP)
Green Bay Packers’ team president Mark Murphy speaks during a press conference at Lambeau field in Green Bay, Wisc., Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. The Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthy after a loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. (Adam Wesley/The Post-Crescent via AP)

Murphy says that while quarterback Aaron Rodgers is free to provide input, the two-time NFL MVP will not be part of the process. He says that Rodgers was not part of the decision to fire McCarthy.

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy talks to offensive coordinator Joe Philbin before a preseason NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers fired coach Mike McCarthy Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, and made offensive coordinator Joe Philbin the interim head coach.(AP Photo/Mike Roeme, File)
FILE – In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy talks to offensive coordinator Joe Philbin before a preseason NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers fired coach Mike McCarthy Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, and made offensive coordinator Joe Philbin the interim head coach.(AP Photo/Mike Roeme, File)

Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin is the interim coach. Murphy says Philbin as a candidate and Murphy wants to evaluate the veteran assistant and former Dolphins head coach over the next four weeks.

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers shakes hands with new offensive coordinator Joe Philbin during the NFL football team's Family Night practice in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers fired coach Mike McCarthy Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, and made offensive coordinator Joe Philbin the interim head coach. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)
FILE – In this Aug. 4, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers shakes hands with new offensive coordinator Joe Philbin during the NFL football team’s Family Night practice in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers fired coach Mike McCarthy Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, and made offensive coordinator Joe Philbin the interim head coach. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)

Gutekunst says the decision was about “changing course more than anything,” and that it was time to make a change.

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, left, leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. McCarthy was fired after the game. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, left, leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. McCarthy was fired after the game. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

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Source: The Associated Press

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