The Green Bay Packers announced on Wednesday that they have signed general manager Ted Thompson to a multi-year contract extension. Terms have not been released. Earlier this month, team President Mark Murphy said that getting an extension done with Thompson was a high priority.
With more years added to Thompson’s tenure in Green Bay and barring a sudden change in the team’s fortunes, this likely means that we will see the tandem of Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy in Green Bay for the foreseeable future.
Thompson spoke about the extension on Wednesday and said that he was honored to be in his position as the team’s GM and that he considers himself a scout first, over everything else.
Thompson originally joined the Packers organization as a scout in 1992 under general manager Ron Wolf. Thompson was with the Packers until after the 1999 season when he joined the Seattle Seahawks as vice president of football operations under general manager and former Packers head coach Mike Holmgren.
Thompson returned to Green Bay in 2005 as general manager and after one season, hired McCarthy to replace then head coach Mike Sherman. This season will be Thompson’s 10th as GM for the Packers.
There were some questions about Thompson’s health during the offseason and questions arose about how much longer he would stay in his post as GM in Green Bay. This extension indicates that he has no desire to slow down anytime soon and plans to continue to guide the Packers for a while longer.
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