Ted Thompson Isn’t Quitting Anytime Soon

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Ted Thompson

Ted Thompson

There was plenty of speculation before the draft that Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson might call it a career sometime soon.

That isn’t going to be the case.

“I’m just getting started,” Thompson told Packers.com. “I feel pretty good.”

He went on to say he doesn’t have an exit plan, which means he’ll be in Green Bay for a while.

The speculation about Thompson possibly retiring soon was centered around his contract. While the Packers were talking to coach Mike McCarthy about a new deal, there’s been no word they’ve discussed one with Thompson.

McCarthy’s deal runs through the 2015 season, while Thompson’s runs through the 2016 draft.

Obviously it would be less than ideal if McCarthy was under contract, Thompson retired and the Packers had to bring in a new GM. If history tells us anything, it’s that general managers typically want to hire their own coach instead of working with the guy from the previous regime.

If the Packers do end up giving McCarthy an extension, they’ll likely give Thompson one as well. It’s now pretty clear that he’d be open to such a scenario.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

9 Comments on "Ted Thompson Isn’t Quitting Anytime Soon"

  1. Chad Lundberg

    Last Year’s draft was TT’s best one yet. If this year’s draft has Ha Ha, Bradford, and at least one WR works out, then there is still hope. I wouldn’t mind him staying around a little longer.

  2. BearDownPackUp

    TT has my vote if only based on his undrafted free agent game. The man knows talent. Unfortunately, he cant predict injuries. Our teams have been STACKED over the last 5-6 years in terms of overall roster talent. Even with being top 5 in the league over those past 5 years in injured players, we still have gone to playoffs in each of them.

    I would list the injured players, but the list is literally too long. Lets just say from Aaron Rodgers to Nick Collins, we’ve had out share of big time injuries.

    • Chad Lundberg

      Those injuries may FINALLY slow down this year.

      1. The bad luck has to stop some time.

      2. The Packers organization is taking steps to prevent injuries this year. I can’t remember what it was, but there’s a group that studies injuries and works to prevent them, and the Packers hired them or something like that. It’s not much, but it’s SOMETHING.

  3. the real russ letlow

    not good news for the anti-TT crowd, but I’m OK with it. Look around the NFL, IMO we have one of the best GM/Head coach tandems in the league. And no rich owner to interfere. We’re squattin’ in tall cotton!

  4. Phatgzus

    GOOD. Like GW, he may not have an exit strategy, but unlike Chuckles, more than a quarter of the populous actually want him to stick around.

  5. Howard

    If TT sticks around that is great. Do not like the no exit plan comment. Ron Wolf was a great GM ; however the way Ron left the team with Sherman in charge was a really bad decision that affected the team for years. There needs to be an exit plan to have continuity at the GM position with no sharing of duties as a head coach.

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