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Ted Thompson Reportedly Will Take New Role with Packers, Vacate GM Position

03 January 2018

This news comes from Rob Demovsky of ESPN, who reported Tuesday that McCarthy got a one-year extension at some point "during the season". It appears the Packers wanted to keep the deal under wraps until the offseason.

The Packers just "transitioned" (read: fired with respect) Ted Thompson out of the GM role and into another role within the organization that has yet to be announced.

Thompson was hired by then President Bob Harlan in 2005, removing the GM responsibilities from Head Coach Mike Sherman.

Within five years, that tandem won Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, Texas, when the Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25.

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However, Thompson's last few years drafting have not been great and he has not given Rodgers the help on either side of the ball that he needs to win more championships. He stayed with the Packers until 2000, when he left to join former Packers coach Mike Holmgren with the Seahawks. Director of football operations Eliot Wolf and director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst may be viewed as the favorites to earn a promotion to GM.

Murphy has several in-house candidates to consider as Thompson's replacement.

Wilde reminds fans that the Packers gave former coach Mike Sherman an extension before he was sacked in 2005 by then newly hired GM Ted Thompson.

Ted Thompson Reportedly Will Take New Role with Packers, Vacate GM Position