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Packers GM Ted Thompson signs multi-year contract

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on July 30, 2014 – 12:50 pm

Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson and Head Coach Mike McCarthyGREEN BAY—Ted Thompson, the architect of the Packers’ current five-year playoff run, will remain the team’s executive vice president and general manager for the long-term future.

Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, who recently said signing Thompson to a new contract was a priority, announced on Wednesday that Thompson has signed a new, multi-year contract with the team.

“I’m pleased that we were able to enter into this contract extension with Ted,” Murphy said. “His outstanding work has been the key factor in the success that we’ve enjoyed in recent years. I have tremendous respect for Ted, and am confident that we will continue to contend for championships under his leadership.”

Thompson is beginning his 10th season as the team’s football operations boss. Under his and Head Coach Mike McCarthy’s leadership, the Packers won a Super Bowl in the 2010 season and are currently on a three-year run as NFC North Division champions.

“Mark Murphy and I have had ongoing conversations. I felt very appreciated by the organization and honored to work with such fine people. The more you think about it the more you wonder how nuts are you to walk away from something like this? After you put all of the chips on the table, there’s very little choice,” Thompson told reporters during his 1 p.m. press conference on Wednesday.

“I was asked that question a lot, how long are you going to go? I think I’ll just let it play itself out. It seems to me a lot of people can be very productive late in life. I feel pretty energized to keep going,” he said. “I feel great. This place means a lot to me.”

Was his decision influenced by the Packers’ current run of success?

“I think we have a chance to be a pretty good team if we play well, but the answer is no,” Thompson said.

Extending Head Coach Mike McCarthy’s contract?

“It’s a big priority. It’s always been the way it’s been done here; the general manager gets done (first),” Thompson said.

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27 Responses to “Packers GM Ted Thompson signs multi-year contract”

  1. By Brian on Jul 30, 2014 | Reply

    Fantastic!!!

  2. By kolton on Jul 30, 2014 | Reply

    Awesome great to have ted and mike around together for awhile

  3. By Chase on Jul 30, 2014 | Reply

    Great

  4. By Jeff Part Time Packer Owner on Jul 30, 2014 | Reply

    Well Done Mark Murphy!! GO PACK GO!!

  5. By Norbert Voss on Jul 30, 2014 | Reply

    This is good news indeed! Well done Mark Murphy!! I love it when a plan comes together!

    Now, we can really turn our focus to football and enjoy the show.

  6. By Bryan on Jul 30, 2014 | Reply

    WOOHOOO!!!!!

  7. By Bill on Jul 30, 2014 | Reply

    5 more years of great CAP/Roster Management and talent evaluation. Play-Off caliber teams will continue. Packerland is made up of happy campers.

  8. By Rand on Jul 30, 2014 | Reply

    Best news of the season!

  9. By buckybadger on Jul 30, 2014 | Reply

    Great to see that TT will be here for probably the rest of Rodgers prime.

  10. By Robert Schuknecht on Jul 30, 2014 | Reply

    This is great news. Ted Thompson has done a fantastic job as the Packers’ GM. It will be a sad day for the organization when he retires.

  11. By Colton on Jul 30, 2014 | Reply

    So excited to hear he’s sticking around! Exactly how long is a multi-year contract? I’m curious why a specific year wasn’t given.

  12. By Dagget on Jul 30, 2014 | Reply

    Nice! I wonder how many years he’s signed on for now?

  13. By marcusjensen1 on Jul 30, 2014 | Reply

    Great. More awkward press conferences with little to no information. But awesome talent scouting. In Ted We Trust.

  14. By Thompson Fried Steak on Jul 30, 2014 | Reply

    I’m glad he isn’t giving the thirty-one other teams “information.”

  15. By Robert on Jul 30, 2014 | Reply

    AWESOME!!

  16. By OKGOPACK on Jul 30, 2014 | Reply

    Ted, Ted, he’s our MAN! Hope to get MMc “multi” more years, too.

  17. By Jeremy on Jul 30, 2014 | Reply

    Well I guess that means Favre won’t be returning this year or for multi-years.

  18. By goldplater on Jul 31, 2014 | Reply

    Good job, Mr. Murphy.
    Nice comment which brought out a big laugh because of TT’s kind of ultra-dry humor:
    “I think we have a chance to be a pretty good team if we play well, but the answer is no,”
    i wish i could explain myself the same, short and precise way :-)

  19. By Thomas on Jul 31, 2014 | Reply

    I am very excited that the Packers have resigned the architect who designed the plans to make a playoff run each year.
    Coke and the Pack realize you don’t mess with a great formula.
    Congratulations Ted!

    Go Pack Go!!

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