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Extending Ted Thompson is ‘top priority’ for Packers

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on July 10, 2014 – 3:56 pm

GREEN BAY–Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy reaffirmed the team’s wishes to extend General Manager Ted Thompson’s contract.

“It’s a top priority. Ted’s been instrumental in the run we’ve had. Yeah, so that’s a real priority,” Murphy said.

Murphy made those comments in reply to a question at a media conference on Thursday, during which Murphy revealed the team’s 2014 financial statement. Packers.com reporter Mike Spofford’s story on the Packers financials appears on the site.

Murphy was asked where the Packers rank in the NFL in ticket prices.

“This year, we anticipate we’ll be 17th in the league. We want to be affordable. We want people to be able to bring their family, but we want to be fair to the visiting team share,” Murphy said.

Murphy also said cell phone coverage within Lambeau Field will be enhanced for the 2014 season, and there are long-term plans to provide Wi-Fi throughout the stadium, as part of the Packers’ attempts to enrich the game-day experience.

 


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13 Responses to “Extending Ted Thompson is ‘top priority’ for Packers”

  1. By Chris on Jul 10, 2014 | Reply

    I hope the Packers sign Ted Thompson to an extension as soon as possible! Shortly thereafter, I hope Ted signs Mike McCarthy to a similar extension.

  2. By kevinsterne on Jul 10, 2014 | Reply

    I can’t see any reason for them not to extend him. Thompson is tied to McCarthy who is tied to Rodgers. This is a no-brainer

  3. By Robert Schuknecht on Jul 10, 2014 | Reply

    I agree, it is time to extend the contract of the best GM in football. I hope Mr Thompson is here for many more years.

  4. By Norbert Voss on Jul 11, 2014 | Reply

    Mark me down for voting to extend TT’s tenure; I just hope the whispers about him retiring from earlier this year were exaggerated and a bit of posturing

    As far as ticket prices are concerned,they could probably triple prices and still have a significant waiting list on season tickets.But that would damage the local economy, because so many season ticket holders depends on profits from resales.

  5. By Tom from Phoenix on Jul 11, 2014 | Reply

    In Ted We Trust!

  6. By Thompson Fried Steak on Jul 11, 2014 | Reply

    Pay the man.

  7. By Jimmy J on Jul 12, 2014 | Reply

    Really? An extension now? What’s the trend the base 3 season? This is a ‘prove it’ season for TT. I’d be surprised if we do better with practically the same team we had last year.

    Now’s the time to start to cut the cord and try to bring Schneider back. (please notice how the team has been getting worse since Schneider has left)

  8. By Thompson Fried Steak on Jul 12, 2014 | Reply

    Jimmy. Reality check time.

  9. By SEAN on Jul 15, 2014 | Reply

    he is the reason they arn`t retiring bretts # this year. not that the fans will boo him, its because of ted.

  10. By Gregory Brose on Jul 16, 2014 | Reply

    Norbert Voss, you mean profits from ticket scalping, not re-sales……oh, wait, it is the same thing.

  11. By Carol on Jul 19, 2014 | Reply

    What is going on. What has this man done in all this time except get us in the playoffs. Anyone could do that. We need to be Super Bowl contenders.

  12. By Robert Schuknecht on Jul 20, 2014 | Reply

    Isn’t getting into the playoffs contending for the Super Bowl?

  13. By LHL on Jul 21, 2014 | Reply

    Wow, how could any sane person question TT’s value to the Packers? His drafting philosophy has gotten us to the playoffs year after year. Keep him forever if your smart!!

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