The Green Bay Packers have signed general manager Ted Thompson to a multi-year contract extension today. He’s been the Packers GM since 2005 and has been to the postseason in each of the last five seasons with a Super Bowl title in 2010.
Thompson didn’t offer any timetable for how long he wants to continue to work. “I’ll let it play itself out,” Thompson said. “Some people have artificial dates in mind, X-amount of years. But I think everybody’s different. It seems to me a lot of people can be very productive later on in life. We’ll see. I enjoy what I do. I feel pretty energized to keep going.”
Clearly, Thompson thinks the Packers will continue to be a good team in the future, but he said that had nothing to do with his signing an extension.
Now that Thompson’s deal is done, Mike McCarthy will be next. Thompson’s deal was done with President & CEO Mark Murphy. Thompson will handle McCarthy’s contract.
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