One of the great architects in Green Bay Packers history, Ted Thompson passed away on Wednesday night, just days after his 68th birthday.
With Thompson as the teams general manager, the Packers compiled an overall regular season record of 125-82-1. The Packers also made the playoffs nine times during his 13-year tenure, posting a 10-8 postseason record. It included four NFC Championship games (2007, 2010, 2014 and 2016) and a 2010 Super Bowl victory.
When Thompson took over, his very first draft pick in 2005 was Aaron Rodgers (24th overall). That pick put the Packers in the competitive drivers seat for years to come.
“I’ll never forget your loyalty,” said Aaron Rodgers during a prerecorded video at Thompson’s 2019 Hall of Fame induction ceremony. “I’m going to always be thankful for the time I had to spend with you, and the fact that you took a chance on a [Read more…]