General manager Ted Thompson has signed a new multiyear contract extension with the Packers, the team announced today in a press release. While the release didn’t include details on how long Thompson’s new deal runs, it appears the GM will remain in Green Bay for the foreseeable future, considering he already had two years left on his previous contract.
“I’m pleased that we were able to enter into this contract extension with Ted,” said Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy. “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.”
The seventh-longest-tenured general manager in the NFL, Thompson is entering his 10th season at the helm of the franchise. During his stint in Green Bay, the team has earned six playoff berths and only had a losing record twice. Of course, the club also won the Super Bowl following the 2010 season.
While there had been some speculation that Thompson could opt to retire soon, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported earlier this week that he didn’t envision the GM leaving the Packers anytime soon.