Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, a former offensive coordinator with the New Orleans Saints, paid his dues to become a Super Bowl winning coach. Peter Finney, of the Times-Picayune, has the story, below.

Head coach Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers speaks to the media during a press conference at Super Bowl XLV Media Center on February 7, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.

Courtesy---Peter Finney/Times-Picayune

From Sean Payton and Drew Brees to Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers.

Two coaches who paid their dues, then climbed the mountain to win a Super Bowl for a small-market franchise.

Two quarterbacks who overcame setbacks, one with a shoulder injury that could have ended his career, the other forced to play a waiting game, waiting for a legend to finally retire and give him a chance to prove he was a winner.